|Europe cannot drill its way to a low-carbon economy, say climate justice groupsTuesday, 21 May 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS|
The European Union (EU) and their national governments are set to discuss increased shale gas extraction in Europe which will increase environmental and social harm as well as dangerous climate change
Brussels, May 21, 2013. - EU leaders will meet tomorrow (May...
|Trading emissions is NOT a solution to climate changeThursday, 16 May 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
Civil society organizations and social movements around the world tell California’s Governor that “Trading emissions is NOT a solution to climate change”
- The Honourable Jerry Brown, Governor of California
- The California REDD Offset Working Group...
|Protecting carbon to destroy forests: Land enclosures and REDD+Thursday, 25 April 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
The need to halt the alarming rates of deforestation and forest degradation is without hesitation of high importance. Forests destruction displaces forest dependant peoples, often destroying their livelihoods and violating human rights. Moreover, even though the majority of...
|International open letter: Oppose Drax coal to biomass conversion plansWednesday, 24 April 2013 | Biofuelwatch|
Converting coal plants to burn biomass only replaces one disaster with another.
DRAX, (and some other large coal burning utilities in the UK and elsewhere), seek to convert half of their facility to burn wood pellets in place of coal. The aim is to extend the lifespan of...
|The European Commission the EU ETS win the Climaxi Greenwash AwardsTuesday, 23 April 2013 | |
The European Commission and its sinking climate flagship policy, the EU ETS, wins the Climaxi Greenwash Awards
Though promoted by the European Commission as an effective climate policy, this is a myth. The reality is that for eight years, the EU’s Emissions...
|THIRD WORLD RESURGENCE MagazineMonday, 22 April 2013 | Joanna Cabello / Thirld World Network|
The World Bank and 'market readiness': A 'carbon bible' for Southern countries
While the rich countries are refusing to make the minimum carbon emissions cuts to save the planet, moves to promote market-based 'solutions' are proceeding apace. In a World Bank evangelisation crusade...
|EU carbon price collapses: Carbon trading is not the solution to climate changeWednesday, 17 April 2013 | Chris Lang - REDD Monitor|
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme is in crisis. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted against the backloading proposal which was aimed at increasing the price of carbon permits. After the vote, the price of carbon permits dropped by about 40% to its lowest ever price of €2.63. New Energy...
|EU carbon price collapse – more proof carbon markets are no climate solutionWednesday, 17 April 2013 | Sky Money |
EU carbon price collapse demonstrates carbon markets are no climate solution
The overnight collapse of the European carbon price demonstrates the many problems associated with Australia linking our carbon price to the European scheme according to Friends of the Earth...
|NGO report busts the myths of the Emissions Trading SchemeMonday, 15 April 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS|
Why it must be replaced with direct action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Brussels, April 15th– The European Parliament votes tomorrow on the European Commission's proposal to backload 900 million emissions permits within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This vote...
|Open Letter: Scrap the Australian-EU ETS linkageWednesday, 10 April 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS|
On 28 August 2012 the Australian Government and the European Commission announced their intention to link the Australian emissions trading scheme (ETS) with the European Emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). A joint consultation paper on registry options and proposed Australian regulations to...
|Open letter to the UNThursday, 21 March 2013 | World Rainforest Movement|
Open letter to the UN and its institutions and initiatives related to forest issues (FAO, CBD, UNFCCC and UNFF)
21 March – the first ´International Day of Forests´
An appeal to urgently halt forest destruction, addressing the...
|Common concerns to scrap the EU-ETSMonday, 18 February 2013 | scrap-the-euets.makenoise.org|
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Advocating to scrap the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
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The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is in trouble – big time. That much most analysts, policy makers, politicians, carbon traders,...
|It is time the EU scraps its carbon Emissions Trading SystemMonday, 18 February 2013 | scrap-the-euets.makenoise.org|
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A growing group of civil society organisations[i] is calling on the EU to abolish its Emission Trading System (ETS) to open space for truly effective climate policies. Today they release a joint declaration that highlights the many...
|It is time to scrap the ETS!Monday, 04 February 2013 | scrap-the-euets.makenoise.org|
Civil society organisations demand that the EU scrap its emissions trading scheme
After seven years of failure, the EU's claims that it can ‘fix’ its collapsing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) no longer have any credibility. We believe that the ETS must be...
|10 Questions on the Green Economy to the European Commission?Friday, 18 January 2013 | European network against financialisation of nature|
1. What is the precise definition of an “inclusive Green Economy”, according to the EU?
2. What reasons or evidence does the European Commission (EC) rely on in its support for a market-based approach to the Green Economy? What are the assumptions and interests being defended...
|The World Bank and market readiness: A ‘carbon bible’ for Southern countriesWednesday, 09 January 2013 | Joanna Cabello, Carbon Trade Watch|
In a World Bank evangelization crusade using a ‘carbon bible’, Southern countries are urged to advance legislations for assuring the provision of carbon credits. In parallel, a new ‘Business Partnership for Market Readiness’ aims to enhance the potential for...
|Forest Groups Protest False Solutions to Forest LossFriday, 07 December 2012 | Global Forest Coalition, Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project|
UK alleges it will address drivers of climate change - but aims to subsidise a massive expansion of wood-based biomass industry
Doha, Qatar - As negotiations failed to finalise an agreement on a controversial forest policy called REDD+  during the ongoing...
|“European Commission should consider dropping the EU ETS”, say environmental NGOs*Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Carbon Trade Watch|
Seven years after its start up, the EU Emission Trading System has failed to achieve its own objectives. The European Commission itself came to this conclusion as it proposed different options to fix the trading mechanism today. An important option is missing from the Commission’s...
|La demencia como salida del colapso: Encubriendo la contaminación con los bosquesMonday, 29 October 2012 | Joanna Cabello - Carbon Trade Watch|
Los precios de los créditos de compensación del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio de la ONU cayeron en picada en casi 30% el pasado viernes 19 de Octubre[i]. A pesar de esto, los analistas de mercado, comerciantes de carbono, cabildeos corporativos y afines, con la idea de que el...
|EU ETS under heavy pressureTuesday, 16 October 2012 | CTW, CEO, Counter Balance and FERN|
BRUSSELS – “The EU ETS is under heavy pressure, there is a real option it will die”, warned MEP Peter Liese (EPP) during a conference on the future of EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). A reason to enhance it, say EU policy makers. An opportunity to formulate non...