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Good vibrations: how listening to the sounds of soil helps us monitor and restore forest health

The Conversation - Tue, 2023-05-23 10:15
Acoustic technology allows us to listen to the sounds produced by the creatures in forest soils. A new study shows it’s a reliable way to monitor the biodiversity and health of the soil and forest. Jake M Robinson, Ecologist and Researcher, Flinders University Carlos Abrahams, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology - Director of Bioacoustics, Nottingham Trent University Martin Breed, Associate Professor in Biology, Flinders University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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CP Daily: Monday May 22, 2023

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 10:03
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Senior Manager, Carbon Projects, Conservation International – South Africa/Kenya/Liberia/Botswana

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 08:20
CI’s Conservation Finance Division (CFD) and the Africa Field Division (AfFD) are seeking a Carbon Projects Senior Manager to assist in developing a portfolio of investable site- and jurisdictional-scale initiatives, within the African region.
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Head of Carbon Markets, Toucan – Remote (Americas/Europe)

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 08:19
We're looking for someone who deeply understands the mechanisms, flaws and potential value in today's carbon market and wants to explore how emerging technologies can accelerate moving to a market that is transparent and accountable, where capital flows to the best climate solutions.
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*Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Carbon Credits, CL-Invest – Oslo

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 08:15
*PREMIUM LISTING - CL-Invest is growing rapidly and therefore is seeking an accomplished financial leader, preferably from the Oil & Gas sector, to join our highly experienced team.  As CFO, you will be primarily responsible, together with your team, for leading, analysing and developing our ongoing financial strategy.
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Zimbabwe backs down from carbon deals bonfire threat -reports

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 07:40
Zimbabwe appears to have backed down from its threat to render “null and void” all existing carbon offset deals in the country.
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Former US congressman to lead business development at refrigerant carbon credit developer

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 07:36
A former US Democratic Congressman has taken a business development role at a Washington DC-based company that is seeking to deploy refrigerant carbon credit projects across the globe.
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UK-based ERW removals startup notches $12 mln investment, secures further forward credit sale

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 07:32
UK enhanced rock weathering (ERW) project developer UNDO has secured $12 million of fresh investment to scale operations globally, it announced Monday, with additional funding worth $1 mln to come from a further forward sale of carbon removal credits.
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France unveils new climate plan targetting 50% emissions cuts by 2030

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:59
France on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to accelerate its greenhouse gas emissions cuts, targeting a 50% reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
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KraneShares’ carbon offset ETF sees net assets crash 90% in 13 months

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:50
Asset manager KraneShares on Friday saw the total net assets of its voluntary carbon offset exchange-traded fund dip to 90% below the starting value in just over the past year, as integrity concerns and a rough macroeconomic picture have rocked standardised credit prices.
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RGGI Market: Motivated buyer lifts RGAs to one-month high

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:47
RGGI Allowance (RGA) values rose over the past week as one large buyer reportedly drove the market higher, with traders offering different theories why either emitters or speculators could be behind the move.
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Octopus snaps up another 400MW wind project in NSW

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:45

UK renewable investor boosts its Australian portfolio with a strategically located wind farm as it seeks to create a "model" of the clean energy future in Australia.

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California lays out initial concepts for LCFS target step change, auto-acceleration mechanism

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:42
California regulator ARB on Monday published its initial design considerations for mechanisms to ratchet up the stringency of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), including a one-time ‘step change’ in the programme’s carbon intensity (CI) targets and a measure to automatically tighten the GHG reduction goals if set parameters are hit.
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The real cost of your chocolate habit: new research reveals the bittersweet truth of cocoa farming in Africa's forests

The Conversation - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:06
By generating new high-resolution maps, researchers found cocoa plantations were causing far worse forest destruction in West Africa than previously thought. Wilma Hart, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Study finds 2 billion people will struggle to survive in a warming world – and these parts of Australia are most vulnerable

The Conversation - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:06
Humans prospered in a stable climate. But conditions are changing. Research out today shows 2 billion people will be pushed out of the habitable zone by 2.7C warming. Why? What does this mean for us? Annabelle Workman, Research Fellow, Melbourne Climate Futures and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne Kathryn Bowen, Professor - Environment, Climate and Global Health at Melbourne Climate Futures and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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From mangroves to fjords, coastal ecosystems can take up or emit greenhouse gases. But globally, they're a vital sink

The Conversation - Tue, 2023-05-23 06:06
Mangroves and salt marshes pump out methane – but soak up carbon dioxide. Overall, the world’s coasts are a net greenhouse sink – and we must preserve them Judith Rosentreter, Senior research fellow, Southern Cross University Bradley Eyre, Professor of Biogeochemistry, Director of the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, Southern Cross University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Equity index firms team up to launch biodiversity-linked suite

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 05:40
A biodiversity index suite has been released on Monday in an effort to help investors align their portfolios with their biodiversity impact reduction and sustainable development goals (SDGs) by screening for companies with low impact.
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Nuclear divide widens among EU ministers, as some urge weaker green disclosure rules

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 04:50
Pro- and anti-nuclear factions among the EU’s 27 nations re-emerged during Monday’s ministerial meeting on competition affairs, with some ministers calling for a reduction in newly-introduced sustainability reporting requirements for companies during the jarring session.
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EU lawmakers delay approval of renewables goal amid divide over nuclear

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 04:25
The European Parliament has postponed a vote to approve the strengthening of the bloc's renewables target, as division among member states over the role of nuclear threatens to disrupt a process previously seen as a formality.  
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CEO of voluntary carbon certifier Verra to step down

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2023-05-23 04:05
Verra's founding CEO is stepping down, the voluntary carbon market standard announced Monday.
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