Carbon Market Watch

Scrutinising carbon markets & advocating fair, effective climate protection


  • Webinar Invitation – Role of carbon markets under the Paris climate treaty and impact on EU’s climate policies
    24 November, 2015 3-4.30pm CET (Brussels) Description: Despite the domestic mitigation targets expressed by most developed countries in their INDCs, some countries, such as the EU, have expressed interest in using carbon markets under the Paris agreement. This event will discuss the potential role of carbon markets post-2020 and will… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-11-17
  • Media Statement: International aviation could meet climate commitments using only high quality emission reductions, new report shows
    Brussels, 22 October 2015. A new study by Oeko-Institut analyses for the first time potential carbon offset supply for a global market-based mechanism for international aviation emissions to be adopted in 2016. The study estimates that the entire demand could be met by carbon offsets from existing projects registered under… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-22
  • News: EU at risk of climate action standstill in the coming years
    Analysis by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that last year, the EU reduced its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 23% compared to 1990 levels. No extra efforts are needed from now up to 2020 for the EU to meet its climate target of 20% emission reductions. Carbon Market Watch… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-21
  • Letter to the CDM Board by United Nations Special Rapporteur John Knox
    Dear CDM Board Members: I write in my role as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. On Human Rights Day last year, 10 December 2014, all 76 of the United Nations Special Rapporteurs, Independent… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-14
  • Policy Brief: Carbon leakage myth buster
    Executive summary The current EU ETS rules have granted preferential treatment to industrial companies deemed at risk of “carbon leakage” in the form of awarding free pollution permits. The ongoing legislative process to revise the EU ETS rules for the post-2020 period provides an important opportunity to revisit the rules… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-05
  • NEWS: CDM Board to discuss human rights safeguards
    Following numerous incidents of human rights violations related to CDM projects, the CDM Board will, for the first time, discuss options to address these concerns at its next meeting starting on 12 October. It will also discuss recommendations to overhaul the CDM’s local stakeholder consultation rules, including a requirement that… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-01