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Press statement: Cement industry made €5 billion in pollution windfall from EU’s carbon market

The European cement sector has earned over 5 billion euros from the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) according to updated windfall calculations taken from 2008-2015. The findings from independent analysts at CE Delft highlight the urgent need to drastically curb the volume of free pollution permits handed out to carbon-intensive sectors under the EU ETS.

AgustinAbad-ngc3b6be-tabasaraPress Statement: In landmark decision, Panama withdraws UN registration for Barro Blanco hydrodam project 

Following years of controversy and challenges from the indigenous Ngäbe and the international community, Panama formally withdrew support for the project effectively deregistering the project as of the CDM Board’s 92nd meeting.



EU ETS Breakfast Event: Unsticking the cement sector’s low-carbon potential

November 30th, 08:30 – 10:30  

This event looks specifically at the cement sector’s current treatment under the system, the challenges and barriers to innovation, and what low-carbon solutions are available in the sector.



Policy Report: Industry windfall profits from Europe’s carbon market 2008-2015

This report interprets the findings of an updated CE Delft study that shows how energy-intensive companies in 20 European countries have massively profited from their pollution because they are deemed at risk of “carbon leakage”.

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Policy Brief: Carbon Markets in the Post Paris World

This briefing provides a starting point to interpret what Cooperative Approaches and the Sustainable Development Mechanism are, how they differ, and where the pitfalls lie in moving forward.



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