Examples of climate funding being put to good use in Greece, Portugal and Belgium suggest how revenue from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) can be better used to enhance climate action. This potential can be further boosted by eliminating the freebies awarded to the wealthiest polluters. The European Union’s self-described ‘cornerstone policy to …
the European Commission has received an open letter signed by 96 academics, businesses, civil society organisations and research institutions urging the EU to separate emissions reductions, land-based sequestration and permanent carbon removals in the EU’s post-2030 climate framework.
Carbon Market Watch colleagues met on 11 December to brainstorm a name and a logo to accentuate our Milkywire Climate Transformation Fund supported carbon dioxide removals (CDR) campaign.
The EU through its Emissions Trading System giftwraps free pollution permits to 30 grossly wealthy energy production and heavy industry companies causing 25% of the bloc’s emissions.
Over the 12 days of ETSMas we counted down the EU’s luckiest polluters.
Emissions Aristocracy of just 30 companies spews out half of the greenhouse gases covered by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), representing a quarter of the EU’s carbon footprint, a CMW report uncovers.
The European Union is starting the long process towards establishing the bloc’s post-2030 climate policy framework and Carbon Market Watch wants to make sure that slashing emissions is the absolute priority.
To savour the real-world implications of our climate work, the Carbon Market Watch team visited an industrial zone seeking to decarbonise and a sustainable co-housing project.
Carbon Market Watch (CMW) has delivered a strong verdict on the role of carbon removals and temporary carbon storage in the hierarchy of climate action in a pair of complementary reports released on 25 September 2023. A study of policy frameworks around the world shows that policymakers are getting it wrong.
An in-depth study of the main methodologies used by REDD+ forest conservation projects has exposed a series of shortcomings that allow project owners to stretch reality and create a vast quantity of carbon credits for projects that have questionable climate impacts.
Rating agencies are considered to play a valuable role in assessing the quality of credits in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), but do they? Our latest report sheds light on their performance.