Carbon Market Watch response to the UN High-level expert group on net zero

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to input to the HLEG’s call for public submissions on net-zero commitments of non-State entities. There is currently a proliferation of net-zero claims, as well as other similarly vague claims such as carbon neutral, carbon negative, climate positive, climate neutral, net carbon zero, and so on. Neither policymakers nor …

Carbon Market Watch note on selected Article 6.4 elements following SBSTA 56 call for submissions

The conclusions on Article 6.4 from Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 56) invited observer organisations to make submissions on “any of the elements referred to in decision 3/CMA.3, paragraph 7, for consideration by the SBSTA.” Carbon Market Watch welcomed the opportunity to share our views on Article 6.4 with negotiators. This document …

Carbon Market Watch note on selected Article 6.2 elements following SBSTA 56 call for submissions

The conclusions on Article 6.2 from Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 56) invited observer organisations to make submissions on “any of the elements referred to in paragraphs 3, 6, 7 and 10 of decision 2/CMA.3 for consideration by the SBSTA.” Carbon Market Watch welcomed the opportunity to share our views on Article …

CMW’s feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on “Industrial Emissions – EU rules updated”

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive. The revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) represents a huge opportunity to strengthen the directive to ensure it fulfils the objectives of the European Green Deal and effectively addresses the negative impact …

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 …

Carbon Market Watch reply to European Commission public consultation on the certification of carbon removals – EU rules

If done well the Carbon Removal Certification Mechanism (CDR-M) can determine what is actually Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) or not, and keep false solutions out of this field. Time and resources are scarce and must be invested in real removals, and not in CCU and temporary storage. These may have climate benefits (by crowding out …