Carbon markets

Opinion
By Aki Kachi on 20 Jul 2017

The Future of Californian Carbon Pricing after 2020

California is currently debating the future of its cap and trade program, which will play an important role in reaching its climate goals. The future of the system is controversial, but there have been a couple of important key reform proposals made by members of the California legislature, notably State Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and…

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Policy Submissions
4 May 2017

Recommendations for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Prepared for the Bonn Climate Change Conference 8 – 18 May 2017 Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the discussions on matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Years of stalled negotiations leading up to Paris Agreement unexpectedly delivered a strong provision for markets in the Agreement’s Article 6,…

UNFCCC Side Event: Ensuring integrity of Paris Agreement Art. 6 – challenges and opportunities from a civil society perspective

Time and venue Thursday 11 May, 16.45 – 18.15 Bonn Climate Change Conference, Room Bonn (181) WATCH RECORDED LIVESTREAM OF EVENT HERE The Paris Agreement’s Article 6 opens a new era for international carbon markets, establishing multiple avenues for cooperation, including the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM). Carbon markets will need to function in a radically…

11 May 2017

Action
By Susana Pinto / Quercus on 27 Apr 2017

‘Sharing experiences helps solve problems’ – Two days of intense climate action talks with Southern European NGOs

Guest article by Susana Pinto from Quercus About 25 non-governmental organisations from Southern Europe, including Portuguese Quercus, gathered in Madrid on 5 and 6 April to exchange experiences and to explore ways to collaborate on European climate policies. While Portugal is on the right track when it comes to areas such as renewable energy, more…

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The Cement Industry of the Future

Ahead of the plenary vote on Emissions Trading System reform, please join us for lunch on Tuesday 31st January to discuss the cement sector’s place in the low-carbon transition. Proposals from the ENVI Committee include the introduction of Border Adjustment Measures; please join our panel to discuss how the proposals will effect low-carbon cement.

31 Jan 2017

Press release
15 Dec 2016

Europe’s emissions trading system lives to fight another day

Strasbourg, 15 December 2016. Today members on the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on the revision of the EU’s Emission’s Trading System (EU ETS). The vote enables faster cuts in Europe’s carbon pollution but falls short of putting a halt on free handouts to polluters. The EU ETS is the world’s largest carbon market and…

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Letters
21 Nov 2016

Open letter to Members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU ETS

November 2016 Dear Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, We, the undersigned, 31 organisations and networks working on a coal free Europe call on you to vote for a meaningful revision of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that supports the rapid decarbonisation of Europe’s energy systems…

EU ETS Breakfast Event: Unsticking the cement sector’s low-carbon potential

November 30th, 08:30 – 10:30 Breakfast reception 08:30 Programme 09:00-10:30 Mr Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament – Opening remarks Mr Dylan Tanner, Executive Director, InfluenceMap – InfluenceMap Report “European Cement and Carbon Pricing Regulatory Risk” Dr Agnes Brandt, Senior EU Policy Officer, Carbon Market Watch – CE Delft /CMW Report “Cement’s pollution windfall from the EU ETS during…

30 Nov 2016

Carbon Market Watch News
21 Sep 2016

EU’s highest court rebuffs industry claim for more pollution freebies

Earlier this month, the EU Court of Justice ruled against a case by eight Swedish heavy industry operators that were asking for more free pollution permits under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) than they currently get. The EU ETS -meant to cut pollution- has so far provided industry a €24 billion pollution payout, a bill that taxpayers are picking up as governments forego scarce public money.

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Opinion
8 Jul 2016

Debunking steel myths on the EU’s carbon market

In the past few months, carbon intensive industries have ratcheted up their efforts to convince policymakers that ‘real’ data should be used to assess how many free pollution permits to give out under the EU’s carbon market rules. Carbon Market Watch also values the use of accurate, up-to-date information in the debate on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform. We therefore checked two recent claims by the industry.

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