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→  June 4, 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has won support from members worldwide to support a mandatory emissions offsetting scheme in which all operators would have to buy carbon credits from other industries to offset their future growth. A mandatory carbon offsetting scheme is the simplest and most effective market-based measure (MBM) to reach carbon neutral […]

→  May 21, 2013

The airline industry favours offsetting carbon emissions by buying carbon credits rather than participating in an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, Tony Tyler, ceo of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The industry has a choice of three market-based solutions being proposed by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the aviation industry to […]

→  May 16, 2013

The airline industry favours offsetting carbon emissions by buying carbon credits rather than participating in an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, Tony Tyler, ceo of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The industry has a choice of three market-based solutions being proposed by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the aviation industry to […]

→  May 15, 2013

Recommend: The global airline industry favours offsetting carbon emissions by buying carbon credits rather than participating in an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, the head of the trade association for global airlines said Monday. Tony Tyler, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said a global carbon offsetting system was preferred by the industry out […]

→  May 14, 2013

By Allison Martell and Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The global airline industry favours offsetting carbon emissions by buying carbon credits rather than participating in an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, the head of the trade association for global airlines said Monday. Tony Tyler, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said a global carbon […]

→  May 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 07 (IPS) – More than two dozen environmental organisations are urging California Governor Jerry Brown to disregard recommendations from a United Nations task force to include so-called forest “offsets” in the state’s new emissions-trading scheme. The offsets would serve as a mechanism by which emissions-producing companies in California could continue to pollute if […]

→  May 8, 2013

By Katelyn Fossett nicaragua_logging WASHINGTON, May 07 (IPS) – More than two dozen environmental organisations are urging California Governor Jerry Brown to disregard recommendations from a United Nations task force to include so-called forest “offsets” in the state’s new emissions-trading scheme. The offsets would serve as a mechanism by which emissions-producing companies in California could […]

→  April 27, 2013

Recent news headlines are proclaiming trouble in carbon markets. Questions are being raised about the world’s global system of carbon trading, the United Nations’ backed Clean Development Mechanism, due to the lack of firm guarantees by governments to support the system beyond this year. And the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, the oldest and largest carbon […]

→  April 17, 2013

The fall in Europe’s carbon price has further dented the confidence of Australian companies working to either offset or reduce the country’s emissions. A carbon offset company says business interest halted at least a year ago because of uncertainty over the Coalition’s plans, and now Europe’s price fall is more bad news. EU carbon permits […]

→  April 2, 2013

Until 2012, Europe was central to the global carbon market; heck, it was the only “real” market. Carbon offset project developers invested billions to earn Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and sold them to European companies and traders participating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Projects had […]