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12 Apr 2013

Open Letters to Airlines: Protect the integrity of the EU ETS; Abstain from using offset credits from HFC-23 and adipic acid projects

Carbon Market Watch together with 12 other environmental organisations sent open letters to the biggest airlines in Europe asking not to use industrial gas credits for their 2012 reduction commitments. See the list of airlines and responses below: Open Letter to Air Berlin Open Letter to Air France Open Letter to Alitalia Open Letter to…

4 Oct 2012

Open Letter to Environment Council to Tackle Gigantic Kyoto-unit Surplus

CDM Watch together with 33 other national and international organisations sent letters to all 27 EU Member States urging them to agree on a common position at the upcoming Environment Council meeting regarding the surplus of AAUs and carry-over options from CP1 to CP2 during COP18. The letter asks EU ministers to support the G-77 + China proposal to cancel CP1 surplus at the end of CP2 and eliminate any possible surplus in CP2. It also asks each MS not to use AAUs for compliance during a CP2 and not to aquire JI credits of countries that have not signed up to a 2CP.

15 May 2012

Open Letter to EU Member States Regarding the use of Offsets in the EU ETS

On May 15th 2012, CDM Watch sent an open letter to European environment ministers to ask them to restate their commitment in ensuring higher environmental integrity in carbon offsets. Letter to Bulgarian Minister: H.E. Ms. Nona Karadjova Letter to Cypriot Minister: H.E. Mr. Sofoklis Aletraris Letter to Czech Minister: H.E. Mgr. Tomaš Chalupa Letter to…

12 Aug 2011

EU Parliamentary Question: Human rights violations related to Emissions Trading Scheme

Question for written answer to the European Commission by EP Bas Eickhout (Greens, NL) on human rights abuses with respect to the CDM project “Aguán biogas recovery from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) ponds and biogas utilisation”. See question and answer:

10 Mar 2011

Open Letter to EU Ministers regarding the use of banned offsets by EU Member States

In order to call EU Member states to extend the ban of HFC and adipic acid CDM credits to non-traded sectors, CDM Watch wrote the following open letters to EU Environment/Climate ministers in March 2011. See responses attached.

27 Jul 2010

Review of request to renew the crediting period of Ulsan HFC-23 destruction project (Project number 003)

We have strong reason to believe that the CDM has caused significant perverse incentives for HFCF-22 production and therefore urge you to put this request under review. In addition to serious concerns about the environmental integrity of AM0001, we would like to highlight several other issues that need to be addressed in a review of the renewal request.