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Carbon Trading: Press Releases

Aviation sector threatens to undermine Paris Agreement

This press release explains why the aviation sector’s plan for tackling its greenhouse gas emissions would have disastrous consequences for the climate.

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New research shows risk of including land use and forests in EU’s emissions target

Two days before the European Union closes its consultation on the role that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should play in EU climate effort, new research reveals that including this sector in emissions reductions plans would cause havoc in the EU’s climate and energy package, and could undermine the EU’s climate target by more than 10 per cent, in effect meaning the EU’s target would not be ‘at least 40 per cent’, as it pledged, but 35 per cent or lower.This would go against the EU’s commitment in its international climate pledge that LULUCF would be treated with ‘environmental integrity’. To avoid this, the report recommends that the EU creates a LULUCF pillar and that changes are made to accounting rules.

Double-counting forest emissions threatens global climate agreement

As officials from more than 190 nations gather in Bonn to prepare the ground for a future global climate agreement, new research draws attention to the risk that accounting for tropical deforestation could mean actual emissions are higher than those reported to the UN.

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Fight against climate change threatened by faulty carbon calculations

As the EU debates climate and energy measures for 2030, FERN releases new evidence which shows that calculating emissions by lumping carbon emissions from fossil fuels together with those created by terrestrial sources hinders efforts to combat climate change.

State Aid and climate change: when good ideas go bad...

This press release comes at a time when the European Commission is discussing its State Aid guidelines for environmental protection. It raises concerns that changes made to State Aid legislation last year that permit Member States to subsidise the EU’s worst polluters are not on the agenda. It links to FERN's new presentation about how State Aid is being used to fund climate change (link).

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NGO Report reveals why EU should not fund forest carbon projects

Ten years ago, the EU invested over 1.5 million Euros in the N’hambita carbon project in Mozambique, a model scheme to show how forests could be used to offset industrial emissions. This press release coincides with the release of a report – ‘Carbon Discredited' -  explaining why forest carbon projects fail to provide climate, environment, development  or financial gains. The organisations call on the EU and Member States to stop funding carbon offset projects, including REDD+ projects. They also call on the State of California, who will soon decide whether to accept forest carbon offsets in their carbon market, to think again.

www.fern.org/nhambita

EU ETS manipulates State Aid Rules: UK uses public money to subsidise polluters

Released on 3 June 2013, the day energy intensive industries in the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for subsidies of up to Euro 295 million to offset any increase in energy prices as a result of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), this press release launches FERN's new briefing "Subsidising climate change" which puts these subsidies into a context of low carbon prices and historic windfall profits for industry from the EU ETS.

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Improving forest governance in Laos

In 2012, the Lao government expressed interest in negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union to address illegal logging trade and to improve forest governance.

How UN aviation deal is cheating the climate

 

Today airlines are plotting a deal that would undermine our ability to tackle climate change. Tell ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization their plan must REDUCE emissions.

 

Aviation sector threatens to undermine Paris Agreement

This press release explains why the aviation sector’s plan for tackling its greenhouse gas emissions would have disastrous consequences for the climate.

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PDF iconPRESS STATEMENT ICAO.pdf477.83 KB

Will carbon markets ever deliver for southern government, forests and people?

This statement, endorsed by 57 prominent human rights and environmental organisations from Europe, Africa, Asia,and North America, argues that carbon markets will never deliver for southern governments, forests or people.

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