Open letter on the use of carbon credits to meet scope 3 GHG targets

This joint letter urges the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI), the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to refrain from granting companies the “flexibility” to offset a portion of their scope 3 (indirect value chain) emissions. “This approach is counterproductive, and largely backed by actors with direct financial interests in …

CMW inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body after its 8th meeting: Appeal and grievance processes

For the Article 6.4 grievance process, where it is of utmost importance that it is designed by and with those who will be engaging with it, more input is essential to ensure it works for rather than against its users. Carbon Market Watch urges the Supervisory Body to reopen its Call for Input, as well as to actively seek input from IPLCs and other rightsholders as part of a structured consultation.

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Open letter on separate targets in 2040 climate framework

Letter sent to the European Commission by 110 academics, businesses, civil society organisations and research institutions urging the EU to separate emissions reductions, land-based sequestration and permanent carbon removals in the EU’s post-2030 climate framework. This separation should be at the heart of both the setting and the implementation of the 2040 target and associated …

Grievance complaint to Verra

A letter sent from Carbon Market Watch detailing a formal complaint related to the registration of – and issuance to – REDD+ projects under the VCS.

Open letter to the members of the European Parliament: Adopt an effective compensation right for health and justice for EU citizens

On 6 July 2023, CMW signed a joint letter led by ClientEarth on enhancing compensation rights against illegal pollution within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). It demands the protection of victims suffering from health damage  – such as cancer and heart disease – caused by illegal pollution produced by industries that do not stick to …

Open letter to the EU: Protect consumers against unfair commercial practices and greenwashing

As the climate crisis intensifies, EU legislators are working on updating the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) and the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) to better protect consumers against common greenwashing practices and equip them for a green economy. However, the current  proposal – “Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition” – will not effectively end greenwashing. …

NGO and industry letter to ETS trilogue negotiators: Time to agree on an EU ETS and CBAM that work for the climate and support industrial transformation

A strong reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and a well-designed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can truly help slash emissions from the goods we produce and import, create a level-playing field for Europe’s low-carbon manufacturers and stimulate the demand and supply of clean industrial products. As the negotiations to finalise the reform …

NGO and industry letter to ETS trilogue negotiators: Time to agree on an EU ETS and CBAM that work for the climate and support industrial transformation

A strong reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and a well-designed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can truly help slash emissions from the goods we produce and import, create a level-playing field for Europe’s low-carbon manufacturers and stimulate the demand and supply of clean industrial products.  As the negotiations to finalise the reform …