|NEW PUBLICATION Extractive Energy: How the EU ETS exacerbates climate changeWednesday, 20 November 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
Energy in the EU is dominated by fossil fuels. About 77% of energy used by the average European citizen is met by oil, gas and coal. Nuclear power provides an estimated 14%, with the remaining 9% coming from renewable energy sources. Set in the middle, the EU ETS is positioned...
|Sparks all over the world - Update from the COP19 Warsaw, PolandMonday, 18 November 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
I arrived to an overcast, cold Warsaw eager to get to my residence, drop off my things and get to work. As I was walking I noticed 15 fire engines and police cars blocking off the wide street ahead. While I got closer the gas fumes began making my eyes water and I realized that across the street...
|COP 19 Climate Capture: Stop the corporate takeover and expansion of carbon markets now!Sunday, 10 November 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS|
For almost 20 years, multilateral climate policies have served to create profitable financial schemes that maintain fossil fuel dependent systems that are responsible for the climate crisis. November 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework...
|No Biodiversity Offsets!Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | No Biodiversity Offsets!|
Around the world, ecosystems and the communities are harmed by large infrastructure projects, extractive industries and new financial markets. To facilitate these activities, public and private entities are promoting new schemes to allow their environmental impacts to be...
|International Day Against Monoculture PlantationsSunday, 22 September 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch and FASE-ES|
Carbon Trade Watch and FASE-ES are finalizing the photo essay "Like Oil and Water: Struggles Against the Brazilian Green Economy" based on a collaborative fieldwork carried out in the Espirito Santo and Bahia regions in Brazil last year.
The photo essay will highlight the...
|Tricks of the TradeThursday, 19 September 2013 | Annie Reece|
Resource magazine, p.14-17, issue 73 (Sep-Oct 2013).
The research collective Carbon Trade Watch warns that this [backloading] is just a short-term fix to what is a fundamentally flawed system. The group’s Joanna Cabello explains: “The EU ETS...
|Climate Justice Organisations Say ‘Forget Backloading and Scrap the ETS!'Monday, 01 July 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS|
Joint statement by civil society groups and organisations
1 July 2013, Brussels, Belgium – Ahead of the backloading vote at the European Parliament that will take place tomorrow, a coalition of 44 civil society organisations released a statement today rejecting the EU ETS, which...
|Green is the Color of Money: The EU ETS failure as a model for the “green economy”Monday, 17 June 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
Carbon Trade Watch will participate in the 10th International Biannual Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) taking place in Lille, France from June 18 -21. CTW will present a poster during the conference titled, 'Green is the Color of Money, The EU ETS failure as a...
|Violation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent by UN-REDD and REDDWednesday, 29 May 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch|
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Of the sixteen countries with UN-REDD National Programmes, at least ten countries have violated the right to free, prior and informed consent and the right to participation of civil...
|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...