Carbon Market Watch

Scrutinising carbon markets & advocating fair, effective climate protection


  • Direction of aviation’s market based mechanism still up in the air
    by Kat Watts and Kelsey Perlman “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” Henry David Thoreau Unfortunately for Thoreau, humans did conquer the skies, and aviation is now a significant contributor to climate change, contributing more CO2 to the… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-02-04
  • ETS Linking: A new link in Europe’s climate action
    by Femke de Jong In January, negotiations between the EU and Switzerland to link their carbon markets were concluded after 5 years of talks. Since the linking agreement has not (yet) been made publicly available, the consequences for Europe’s climate ambition remain unclear, including how it may impact the… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-02-04
  • Paris outcomes: Carbon Market Watch Analysis of COP 21
    Summary From 30 November to 12 December 2015, Parties to the UNFCCC met in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty. The Paris Agreement was a remarkable outcome, especially after the failures of Copenhagen. Almost all involved, including Carbon Market Watch, seemed surprised at how positive the outcome was.… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-12-22
  • NEWS: Future land use policies need synced with carbon timescales
    Land use remained a contentious topic at the Paris climate summit this December with onlookers wondering how land and its capacity to absorb carbon would be incorporated into the final agreement. While initial worries about the treatment of land in the Paris Agreement were ironed out in the final agreement,… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-12-22