Carbon Market Watch

Scrutinising carbon markets & advocating fair, effective climate protection


  • Triple shock: Draft report would keep Europe’s carbon market in dysfunctional state
    In June, the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s environment committee (Ian Duncan) published his draft report on the EU’s carbon market reform, kicking off the legislative debate. Disappointingly, the proposal fails to address the most pressing issues that need fixing in order to make the EU ETS fit-for-purpose and in ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-06-03
  • Recommendations for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
    Prepared for the Bonn Climate Change Conference 16-26 May 2016 Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the discussions on matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Years of stalled negotiations leading up to Paris Agreement unexpectedly delivered a strong provision for markets in the ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-05-19
  • Blog: A call for the High Ambition Coalition to work its magic on ICAO climate action
    The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) – a group of countries united in their desire to not just get a deal, but to get a good deal – played a crucial role in the Paris climate conference. Now they are needed to guarantee high enough level of ambition in cutting emissions ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-05-12
  • Carbon intensive industries get an unexpected slap by Europe’s Judiciary
    In April the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled against a case by carbon-intensive industries that had sought additional free pollution permits from the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS).  The Court’s declaration backfired on the companies, when it ruled that the allocation of free permits had in fact ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-05-11
  • Open Letter to ICAO Parties on global market-based measure for aviation
    Dear Parties of the International Civil Aviation Organization, dear Ministers, We, the undersigned, representing 64 networks, organizations and concerned European Members of the European Parliament from 28 countries, call on you to show bold political leadership and do everything in your power to reach an ambitious, binding, environmentally robust agreement to address aviation emissions in ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-05-11
  • Policy Brief: Cabin cross check: Safety criteria for aviation’s market-based measure
    Summary Aviation accounts for approximately 4.9% of all global warming1 and is projected to grow by up to 300% by 2050 if left unaddressed. In order to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, international aviation must contribute to the global effort to reduce emissions. The International Civil Aviation ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2016-05-05