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Press Statement: Global aviation climate measure an uncertain first step

MONTREAL | BRUSSELS, 6 October 2016. Today, negotiators at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly agreed on a deal to address international aviation emissions. The deal falls far short of ICAO’s original goal of compensating the sector’s overall emissions growth from 2020. Explicit language -included in the Paris Agreement- on international oversight and environmental safeguards […] more »

ICSA Calls for Environmental Integrity and Broad Participation On International Efforts to Offset Aviation Pollution

After nearly 20 years of international negotiations, 191 countries are positioned to adopt a global market-based measure (GMBM) to address emissions growth from international aviation during a two-week aviation summit in Montreal from 27 September to 7 October, 2016. more »

Press Statement: EU’s largest climate tool must be strengthened to deliver on Paris Agreement

Joint statement from Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment (T&E) on publication of EU climate policy designed to reduce emissions across sectors agriculture/transport/building/waste EC proposal includes potential loopholes – endangers real-world delivery of EU 2030 climate target Brussels 20 July 2016. Today, the European Commission proposed national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for EU […] more »

Press Statement: UK referendum must not derail EU climate policy

Joint statement by Transport & Environment, Carbon Market Watch, Fern, WWF European Policy Office, and the European Environmental Bureau Brussels-based green NGOs [1] have urged the European Commission to push on with its 2030 climate legislation – despite the uncertainty in the wake of the UK referendum result. The proposal for Europe’s largest climate instrument, […] more »

Press Statement: Europe’s 2030 climate commitment risks going up in hot air

Brussels, 1 June 2016. A new policy report launched today warns of dangerous loopholes that threaten to nullify Europe’s climate commitments under the Paris agreement. It calls for greater emission cuts in sectors including transport, agriculture, waste and buildings, if the EU’s largest climate policy is to be coherent with the goal to limit global […] more »

Press Statement: New report finds energy intensive industry can cut emissions by 80% without losing competitiveness

– European Union policy – meant to curb pollution – currently gives away more in pollution payouts than for innovation support – Split in industry opinion adds momentum for urgent overhaul of crucial policy currently not “fit for purpose” Brussels 25 May 2016 – New analysis shows that energy intensive industries are able to reduce […] more »

Press Statement: Barro Blanco: Flooding begins on UN approved hydro dam as indigenous defenders are forcefully removed

Washington DC, Bonn, Kiad, Panama 24 May 2016 – Today the floodgates were opened on the contentious UN backed Barro Blanco hydro dam in Panama, sparking forced removal by authorities of indigenous Ngäbe communities that are living in protest camps near the dam site. With construction finished, GENISA, the company that owns and operates the […] more »

Press Statement: Open letter calls on aviation leaders to meet global climate commitments

Brussels 11 May 2016. On the opening day of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) high level meeting in Montreal, 64 environmental organisations and Members of the European Parliament call for the aviation sector to develop a robust tool to reduce their emissions in line with the Paris agreement. more »

Press Statement: Carbon Market Watch welcomes new colleagues to Brussels team

Brussels 4 May 2016 Today Carbon Market Watch announces three new appointments designed to strengthen the organisation’s work in achieving a high level of environmental and social integrity in global climate policies in 2016 and beyond. more »

Press Statement: EU’s flagship climate instrument used to subsidise coal in Central and Eastern Europe

The EU’s carbon market rules allow Central and Eastern European Member States to invest up to €12 billion in coal powered energy production. As representatives of the EU Member States are due to discuss the EU ETS this Wednesday, the new publication “Fossil fuel subsidies from Europe’s carbon market” adds momentum to the need to overhaul this policy. more »