COP Blog: Can the last CDM participant to leave the National Stadium please turn out the lights?
At the end of the first week of ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP9), it has become abundantly clear that despite the proliferation of agenda items related to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and new market-based approaches, there is no sense of urgency to achieve progress in any of them.
IETA issues master agreement for California's carbon market
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has released its California Emissions Trading Master Agreement (CETMA) which aims to facilitate secondary market trading in the state's growing carbon market.
Uncertainty Down Under
Investors and developers active in Australia's low-carbon sectors are facing months of uncertainty about how the new Coalition government's climate policy overhaul will affect them. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports
Asian investors 'eyeing African renewables' – report
International investors are set to increasingly back renewables projects in Africa, with Asian investors leading the charge, a new report has claimed.
Taking the pulse of the voluntary market
Mark Nicholls reports on the results of Carbon Finance's latest Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings – and finds growth and innovation, but some anxiety about oversupply
Cali offset buyer liability rule criticised
California's regulators should have used an alternative in the state's cap-and-trade system to the offset buyer liability rule, which has stifled liquidity in the market, a panel of legal experts said yesterday.
'Climate gateway' inched ajar in Doha
The Doha climate talks kept the negotiations on track – but have showed what a challenge it will be to conclude the planned 2015 agreement. Katie Kouchakji reports
Doha 'didn't deliver' for REDD
The UN climate talks in Doha failed to deliver a boost for projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, but hopes remain that progress will be made in 2013.
Market survey: In for the long haul
It's been another tough year in the carbon markets – but the winners of Carbon Finance's 2012 Annual Rankings, including Standard Bank's Geoff Sinclair, are determined to ride out the trough. Peter Cripps reports
Loophole could give CDM access to all beyond 2015 – lawyer
A leading carbon market lawyer has pointed towards a possible loophole in the UN text restricting the use of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) credits to just those with an emissions cap under the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.