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Carbon Market Watch News
12 Jul 2012

Western Sahara: CDM project stirs conflict over host country approval on illegally occupied land (Newsletter #20)

Guest article by Sara Eyckmans – Coordinator, Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) A wind farm project of a company owned by the Moroccan King is requesting approval under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism. The wind farm is situated in a territory illegally occupied by Morocco: Western Sahara. Yet, the Moroccan Government is qualified as the…

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Carbon Market Watch News
12 Jul 2012

CDM Policy Dialogue’s final report – Countdown is on! (Newsletter #20)

The high-level panel on the CDM Policy Dialogue is preparing its final report which is expected to be published in September 2012. CDM Watch has closely followed the consultation process and is worried that the final report will be heavily influenced by business lobbyists. CDM Watch calls on the Policy Dialogue members to give an…

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Carbon Market Watch News
12 Jul 2012

A Review of UNFCCC Carbon Market Developments (Newsletter #20)

The last intercessional UN climate negotiations took place in May in Bonn, Germany. The main theme of the two-week conference seemed to be “diverging views” on about every agenda item. There were diverging views about the length of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol; about the work programme of the new Durban Platform…

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Carbon Market Watch News
11 May 2012

High expectations on High-Level CDM Policy Dialogue Panel

After the CDM Policy Dialogue was launched at COP-17 in Durban the members of the high-level panel held its first meeting this February. The first meeting provided clarity that the panel will be developing recommendations about the CDM’s internal workings, the future direction and its impact to mitigation and sustainable development. Expectations are high… At…

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Carbon Market Watch News
8 May 2012

Civil Society Workshop on CDM and Carbon Markets (Newsletter #19)

Guest article by Mahesh Pandya (Paryavaran Mitra) and Falguni Joshi (Gujarat Forum on CDM) Along with local partner organisation Paryanvara Mitra, CDM Watch hosted its second successful CDM workshop in April 2012 in India. The workshop was held at Gujarat Vidyapith, a university founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. We were delighted…

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Carbon Market Watch News
11 Feb 2012

A closer look at the CDM Executive Board agenda for 2012 (Newsletter #18)

We provide an overview on several issues on CDM Executive Board’s agenda in 2012. The agenda of CDM Executive Board’s first meeting in 2012 is full. Aside from the 25-page annotated agenda, there are no less than 31 appendices that Board members have to wade through! Most importantly the Board will discuss strategic priorities for…

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Carbon Market Watch News
4 Nov 2011

CDM Watch Expectations for COP17 in Durban (Newsletter #17)

Achieving a successful outcome at the upcoming climate change negotiations in Durban (COP17) depends fundamentally on the political will of Parties to agree to emissions reduction targets that are in line with the Cancun Agreement to prevent global warming beyond two degrees Celsius. CDM Watch believes the following issues need to be addressed at COP17:…

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