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Pakistan eyes cement, waste sectors to generate credits under Article 6

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 18:14
Pakistan is targeting its cement and waste management sectors for decarbonisation, while also exploring carbon finance opportunities under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
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FEATURE: Seismic studies the new frontier for CCS earnings

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 18:03
Seismic companies are increasingly collaborating, investing, and lining up for carbon capture and storage (CCS) work, thanks to increasing interest from countries globally looking to the technology as a way to foster CO2 trading and markets, as well as meeting emissions reductions targets.
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Verra on track to launch nature framework late this year, will pursue stewardship credits

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 17:56
Crediting standard Verra is on track to launch its nature framework towards the end of the year with a number of adjustments following its recent consultation process, and has decided to go ahead with testing nature stewardship credits or certificates as a separate unit type.
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NZ Market: NZU price sinks as govt ETS consultation poorly received by the market

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 17:14
The price for NZUs closed around 6% lower on Friday as a recent government consultation proposing weaker ETS settings has been met with "anger and frustration" in the market. 
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Week in wildlife – in pictures: amorous frogs, battling stallions and an overaffectionate jaguar

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-05-17 17:00

The best of this week’s wildlife photographs from around the world

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Threatened species have declined 2% a year since 2000. Nature positive? Far from it.

The Conversation - Fri, 2024-05-17 15:45
When Labor took office, it promised to reverse nature’s decline. But that looks more and more like greenwashing Megan C Evans, Senior Lecturer, Public Sector Management, School of Business, UNSW Sydney Brendan Wintle, Professor in Conservation Science, School of Ecosystem and Forest Science, The University of Melbourne Hugh Possingham, Professor of Conservation Biology, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Post-Brexit rules on antibiotic use on farms water down EU laws, experts say

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-05-17 14:00

Scientists point to loopholes in new legislation that have been closed under European Union regulations

New rules intended to reduce the use of antibiotics in farming in the UK have been criticised as too lax and weaker than their equivalent under EU laws.

The updated regulations come into force on Friday. They ban the routine use of antibiotics on farm animals, and specifically their use to “compensate for poor hygiene, inadequate animal husbandry, or poor farm management practices”.

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Carbon pricing proves its worth in reducing emissions, global meta-study shows

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 13:57
Carbon pricing schemes, such as taxes and cap-and-trade systems, are significantly reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, a new meta-study has found, though the results vary widely depending on the policy's design and implementation.
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Australia Market Roundup: Govt, Greens strike to deal to pass vehicle emissions standards, ACCU issuance rises

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 13:25
The federal government and the Greens have agreed to pass legislation on New Vehicle Efficiency Standards (NVES) and oil and gas tax changes in exchange for the government dropping an amendment that would allow oil and gas projects be exempt from federal environmental assessments.
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ARB under fire for rejecting EJAC proposals in proposed cap and trade programme updates

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 13:19
California regulator ARB at a meeting on Thursday dismissed the state’s Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC) recommendations to establish no-trade zones, as well as eliminate offsets and free allowances in cap-and-trade rulemaking amendments. 
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Malaysia sets legislation table date for CCS

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 12:36
Malaysia has put a firm date on getting more carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislation into parliament, progressing the practice and giving more investment certainty to an increasingly long line of international oil companies willing to partner with state oiler Petronas to store millions of tonnes of CO2 in offshore spaces.
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Cambodia launches APAC-focused initiative to promote carbon policy collaboration

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-05-17 12:22
Cambodia's environment ministry has teamed up with a Korean non-profit to launch an APAC-focused initiative, in a bid to encourage collaboration on emissions rights across the region.
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Cameras reveal wombat burrows can be safe havens after fire and waterholes after rain

The Conversation - Fri, 2024-05-17 12:11
Are wombats the accidental heroes of the Australian bush? After the Black Summer bushfires, we set up 56 cameras to capture animal activity in areas with and without wombat burrows to find out. Grant Linley, PhD Candidate in Ecology, Charles Sturt University Dale Nimmo, Professor in Ecology, Charles Sturt University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Environmental Defenders Office did not breach funding rules while opposing Santos gas project, review finds

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-05-17 12:10

Tanya Plibersek ordered investigation after judge accused law firm of ‘subtle coaching’ of Tiwi Island traditional owners during legal challenge

The Environmental Defenders Office did not breach the conditions of its $8.2m in federal funding, according to a government review of the legal firm’s conduct.

The environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, requested the review after a federal court judgment in January made sharp criticisms of the EDO’s conduct in a legal matter against Santos.

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Little penguins at risk of vanishing from WA island as once-thriving colony reduced to 120 birds

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-05-17 12:00

Exclusive: Study shows Penguin Island population in freefall, sources say, amid pressure from tourism, boat traffic and warming seas

A once-thriving population of little penguins on a tourist island off Perth’s coast has plummeted to no more than 120 birds, with plans to build a container port in nearby foraging grounds further threatening the survival of the colony.

The latest population study on Penguin Island – 600 metres offshore and 50km south of Perth city – has revealed that penguin numbers have crashed by two-thirds in the past five years, sources say.

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