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UK right to protect puffins threatened post Brexit

BBC - Wed, 2024-05-15 12:46
The endangered puffin - one of Britain’s most iconic seabirds - is at the centre of a battle over the UK’s post Brexit freedoms.
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New Zealanders have had their say on climate adaptation: here’s where we agree and disagree

The Conversation - Wed, 2024-05-15 12:36
New research has mapped public submissions to the National Adaptation Plan. With a cross-party inquiry getting under way, four imagined futures are emerging that present a way forward. Raven Cretney, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Planning, University of Waikato Christina Hanna, Lecturer, Environmental Planning, University of Waikato Iain White, Professor of Environmental Planning, University of Waikato Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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New Zealand consultation opens for weaker ETS settings, lower carbon price

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 12:19
New Zealand on Wednesday released its annual consultation on five-yearly settings for its emissions trading scheme, adding options that would lower the NZU price floor at auctions and allow for a ballooned Cost Containment Reserve (CCR).
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Public procurement a missed opportunity for EU climate action, report says

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 10:01
The EU has missed an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and bolster domestic industries in Europe by failing to pursue a plan for green public procurement, according to a new report released on Wednesday.
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Czech project developer to generate up to 50,000 voluntary carbon credits from Chilean land

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 09:21
A Czech project developer has signed contracts with Chilean farmers to develop tens of thousands of carbon credits from 5,000 hectares of land in 2025 via regenerative agriculture practices.
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Airlines face CORSIA carbon credit supply shortfall by 2030, analysts warn

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 09:14
Demand for carbon credits deemed eligible under the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme will exceed supply by the end of the decade in the absence of new offset sources, analysts predict.
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The illicit trade with China fuelling Mozambique's insurgency

BBC - Wed, 2024-05-15 09:12
Illegal shipments of rosewood continue and some of the profit ends up with jihadists, research says.
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Untreated sewage illegally pumped into Windermere

BBC - Wed, 2024-05-15 09:06
Millions of litres of raw sewage was pumped into one of the UK's most famous lakes after a fault.
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BRIEFING: UK launches roadmap for high-integrity marine natural capital markets

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 09:01
The UK has launched a roadmap for high-integrity marine natural capital markets in order to safeguard its coastal environment and ensure investor confidence, which will be supported by the rollout of country-wide codes for coastal ecosystem services.
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PREVIEW: ARB workshop uncertainty to keep a lid on WCI Q2 auction settlement

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 08:30
The California-Quebec current vintage carbon auction on Wednesday is expected to clear in line with or at a slight discount to front month California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices, traders said, with uncertainty from the ARB's cap-and-trade rulemaking workshop factoring into participants’ views.
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Over half of ARB-approved US forest offset land at moderate to very high risk from wildfires -report

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 08:16
Nearly 3 million acres (1.2 mln hectares) of land involved in the California ARB forest carbon offset programme lies in areas at moderate to very high risk from wildfires, potentially endangering millions of tonnes of stored CO2, according to a report published Monday.
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Cash flow squeeze clips major voluntary carbon project developer for second time

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 07:59
A major voluntary carbon project developer and trader was forced to temporarily defer wages amid another cash flow squeeze, it told Carbon Pulse Tuesday, highlighting the current dire market situation.
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‘Impossible’ heatwave struck Philippines in April, scientists find

The Guardian - Wed, 2024-05-15 07:00

Human-caused climate crisis brought soaring temperatures across Asia, from Gaza to Delhi to Manila

The record-breaking heatwave that scorched the Philippines in April would have been impossible without the climate crisis, scientists have found. Searing heat above 40C (104F) struck across Asia in April, causing deaths, water shortages, crop losses and widespread school closures.

The extreme heat was made 45 times more likely in India and five times more likely in Israel and Palestine, the study found. The scientists said the high temperatures compounded the already dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where displaced people are living in overcrowded shelters with little access to water.

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Green industry yes, conservation no: a budget for people, not for nature

The Conversation - Wed, 2024-05-15 06:11
What’s in the budget for the environment? Lots for green industry, little for conservation Timothy Neal, Senior lecturer in Economics / Institute for Climate Risk and Response, UNSW Sydney Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Enhanced risk management solutions with carbon credit insurance cover unveiled in new ClearBlue-Kita partnership

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 04:13
ClearBlue Markets and Kita have formed a partnership aimed at enhancing the voluntary carbon market (VCM) by offering improved data accuracy, risk mitigation, and transparency in credit transactions.
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UK is failing to put climate crisis at centre of national security measures, MPs told

The Guardian - Wed, 2024-05-15 03:37

Experts say changing climate is ‘threat multiplier’ and that US and Germany already include it in planning

The US, Germany and other countries are putting the climate crisis at the heart of their national security plans but the UK is failing to do likewise, experts have told the government.

Extreme weather and heat are killing increasing numbers of people, damaging economies and forcing millions around the world to flee their homes, adding to an already unstable geopolitical situation, MPs were told on Tuesday at a select committee hearing.

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Financial services companies pilot tokenised carbon credit transactions in Hong Kong

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-05-15 03:31
A group of financial service companies has successfully completed a proof-of-concept (POC) pilot in Hong Kong that explored the operational and risk management benefits of tokenised deposits to facilitate the settlement of tokenised carbon credit transactions.
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