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Letters
7 Jun 2022

Urgent call to veto Commission proposal on releasing allowances from the market stability reserve to finance REPowerEU measures

We write to MEPs to express our grave concern about the European Commission’s proposal to generate EUR 20 billion from the auctioning of allowances held in the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to finance measures under the REPowerEU plan, including gas and oil infrastructure. Together with our…

Policy Submissions
27 May 2022

Carbon Market Watch recommendations to Article 6 negotiators for SB 56

This note presents recommendations on key points1 in Articles 6.2 and 6.4 up for negotiation during the UNFCCC’s 56th session of the subsidiary bodies (SB 56) from 6 to 16 June 2022 in Bonn, Germany. As a general note, while the main rules for the operation of market mechanisms in the Paris Agreement were agreed…

Policy Submissions
27 May 2022

Carbon Market Watch recommendations to Article 6 negotiators on removals

This note presents recommendations for consideration by Article 6 negotiators during the UNFCCC’s 56th session of the subsidiary bodies (SB 56) and beyond. The recommendations concern removals and permanence in the context of the Article 6.2 and 6.4 mechanisms. It is expected that this first set of recommendations will be further elaborated depending on how…

Policy Submissions
27 May 2022

Carbon Market Watch recommendations on establishing an independent grievance body under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This note presents recommendations for consideration by Article 6 negotiators during the UNFCCC’s 56th session of the subsidiary bodies (SB 56) and beyond. The recommendations concern the establishment of an independent grievance body under Article 6. It is expected that this first set of recommendations will be further elaborated depending on how negotiations advance.

Policy Submissions
22 Apr 2022

Carbon Market Watch response to Verra consultation on a new methodology for harvest deferral

Verra has launched a public consultation on a new methodology, developed by NCX, which proposes methods for the generation of carbon credits from activities aimed at deferring timber harvest by as little as one year. This response covers Carbon Market Watch’s (CMW) main comments on the methodology. It does not provide detailed advice on specific…

Policy Submissions
30 Mar 2022

Carbon Market Watch recommendations on carbon market infrastructure for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This note aims to inform countries and negotiators discussing the establishment of new infrastructure under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement regarding existing shortcomings of registries and project databases that should be improved. It can also serve voluntary market actors, in particular programmes, to improve their existing platforms and remedy some of the shortcomings identified….

Policy Submissions
11 Mar 2022

Comments on proposed Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradations in Papua New Guinea

Kanaka Management Services Private Limited, a project developer, has proposed a Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project entitled ‘REDD+ Project in Oro Province of Papua New Guinea‘. If approved, this proposed project would be the second largest Verra VCS project, generating 8.1 million credits annually for 100 years. The proposed project was open for public…

Policy Submissions
5 Apr 2020

Carbon Market Watch’s feedback to energy taxation directive impact assessment

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the ETD revision. Several aspects of this directive are crucial to set the EU on a  pathway compatible with the Paris Agreement’s objectives. Carbon Market Watch supports the revision of the Directive, in particular with regard to the aim of “aligning taxation of energy products…

Policy Submissions
28 Sep 2019

Carbon Market Watch input to public consultation on Horizon Europe

With a proposed budget of 100 billion euro from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative multinational research and innovation (R&I) investment in Europe. A Strategic Plan will put forward the targeted impacts for the investment in research and innovation and the priorities for the first four years of implementation…

Policy Submissions
30 Oct 2015

Submission to the Board of the GCF: Lessons learned from the CDM for the approval of GCF’s funding proposals

It is crucial that the decision of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to approve the first funding proposals reflect the lessons learned from the previous experience of relevant institutions and climate mechanisms, in order to support high quality proposals that aim to deliver positive impacts for people and their ecosystem. The Clean…