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Policy Submissions
28 Feb 2013

EC Consultation on structural options to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System

Carbon Market Watch, a project by Nature Code, welcomes the opportunity to provide its views to the European Commission on the Consultation on structural options for the EU Emissions Trading System. While supporting the submission of the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), we would like to take the opportunity to provide more detailed comments…

Policy Submissions
27 Feb 2013

Submission to call for input: CDM Executive Board 72nd Meeting Agenda

Carbon Market Watch submission to the CDM EB 72nd annotated agenda meeting with recommendations regarding changes to the CDM Moralities and Procedures including: 1) Fundamental reform of additionality requirements, 2) Change length of crediting period, 3) require that no CDM can violate human rights, 4) Improve the CDM contribution to sustainable development, 5) DOE, Accreditation and 6)…

Policy Submissions
15 Nov 2012

Recommendations to the CMP8 on the CDM

This paper outlines recommendations on key issues on the discussion at CMP8 on the CDM. Our key recommendations are: Fundamentally reform additionality requirements. Suspend and reform guidelines for standardised baselines Ban CDM coal power projects. Address human rights concerns. Improve the CDM’s contribution to sustainable development. Improve the constitution and conduct of the CDM Executive Board…

Policy Submissions
15 Nov 2012

Recommendations to the SBI-37 on CDM Appeals Procedure

This paper outlines recommendations on discussions on CDM Appeals Procedure.  The SBI will consider the following issues in Doha at its 37th session: The scope of appeal, i.e., whether it can consider appeals of approvals as well as rejections and alterations; The definition of stakeholders, i.e., who has standing to appeal ; The grounds for…

Policy Submissions
12 Apr 2012

Submission to the European Commission on “Including maritime transport emissions in the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction commitment”

CDM Watch welcomes this opportunity for input and stresses the need for the EU to act promptly and address shipping emissions in the EU to halt climate change below 2°C while it needs to take responsibility as a climate leader and influential party in the development of future international climate systems. Often EU’s decisions have served as blueprints for decisions on UN level. We believe that any legislation including shipping in the EU’s climate policy must reflect the best possible option capable to deliver real reductions within the sector first and with the highest possible environmental integrity while delivering real contribution to sustainable development. Our main comments include: 1) no international credits should be allowed into a maritime sector, 2) revenues for climate finance for abatement in the maritime sector should not come from selling international offsets and 3) at least 50% of revenues should be directed to the Green Climate Fund.

Policy Submissions
28 Nov 2011

Recommendations to the CMP on the Reform of the CDM

This paper outlines key positions by CDM Watch on the reform of the CDM. It explains key issues and also recommends draft text for following CMP decisions for adoption at CMP.7

Policy Submissions
17 May 2011

Briefing to European Commission: Fresh concerns over the transparency of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS)

download pdf here Briefing: Fresh concerns over the transparency of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) NGOs welcome the European Commission’s moves to increase the security of the EU ETS. Bolstering security measures to ensure an effective trading system is of paramount importance. Increased security measures, however, should not come at the detriment of transparency…

Policy Submissions
20 Jan 2011

CDM Watch statement on quality restrictions on the use of industrial gas offsets in the EU ETS

18 January 2011 – CDM Watch statement on quality restrictions on the use of industrial gas offsets in the EU ETS (download pdf here) At its meeting on 21 January, the Climate Change Committee, a body made up of technical experts from the 27 EU Member States, is scheduled to vote on the European Commission’s…

Policy Submissions
16 Jan 2011

Calling all Member States: Stop Corporate Europe from sabotaging EU ban on fake carbon offsets

Last Wednesday CDM Watch attended a public hearing organized by the EPP Group in the European Parliament on “Shortcomings undermining the Integrity of the Clean Development Mechanism.” With EU Member States poised to vote on the Commission’s proposal to ban certain industrial gas offsets from the EU’s flagship Emissions Trading Scheme – or EU ETS…