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UN Climate Change Conferences zum deutschen Text: The Pre-Summit Summit

The Pre-Summit Summit

At the climate change conference in Lima, the Parties reached a number of important milestones on the road to a new climate change agreement to be signed in Paris at the end of 2015. By contrast, the outcomes on shaping the market mechanisms for the future were disappointing. Here the delegates only managed to put some substance on the annual guidance relating to the two project-based Kyoto mechanisms, CDM and JI. Conversely, the Lima Call for Climate Action gives unexpected prominence to the potential role of markets. more



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Stranded Investments zum deutschen Text: BMUB will engage in the new - Pilot Auctioning Facility - (PAF)

BMUB will engage in the new "Pilot Auctioning Facility" (PAF)

A lot of CDM project activities depend totally on the revenues out of the CERs. These projects run the risk of being stopped because due to the current market situation they are no longer feasible. However, if the implementation of these projects could be secured, we will see not only vital contributions to closing the so-called emissions gap but also a demonstration of the mitigation capabilities of the carbon market. A new World Bank Facility addresses this problem. more



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Conferences / Trade Fairs zum deutschen Text: CTI Workshop discusses state of play and potential of Urban NAMAs

CTI Workshop discusses state of play and potential of Urban NAMAs

Under the heading "Urban NAMAs and Carbon Market Mechanisms in Latin America" a Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Workshop was held in September 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia. The session took place as a side event at the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) providing the participants with the possibility to exchange experiences made in the development and implementation of Urban NAMAs. more



Moroccan and Tunisian Experts study the Quebecian Emissions Trading System
CDM INITIATIVE zum deutschen Text: Morocco and Tunisia: a transatlantic learning expedition to the Quebecian Emissions Trading System

Morocco and Tunisia: a transatlantic learning expedition to the Quebecian Emissions Trading System

Experts from Morocco and Tunisia recently visited Canada in order to study the Emissions Trading System (ETS) of the Canadian Province Quebec. Organized by the CDM Country Manager Project, the experts got to know the design elements of the Quebecian ETS as well as the regulatory, institutional and organizational frameworks governing this market. The visit also comprised meetings with various stakeholders to share experiences and best practices. Both Morocco and Tunisia are engaged in the development of new market mechanism proposals. more



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Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” zum deutschen Text: “Future of the Carbon Market” foundation’s second round of proposals attracts wide interest

“Future of the Carbon Market” foundation’s second round of proposals attracts wide interest

The “Future of the Carbon Market” foundation’s second round of proposals arouse great interest among project developers. A total of 44 applications for funding were received. The majority of the proposals came from Africa and focus on measures at the household level. The foundation is currently evaluating the proposals, of which three will be selected for receiving start-up funding of up to two million Euro. more




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