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Lessons from Virtual Pilots: Raising Climate Ambition through ITMOs

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement facilitates use of cooperative approaches in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A step up from project-based CDM or even programmes of activities, this new and flexible mechanism has the potential to harness market forces to foster emissions reductions at a sector-wide scale. The hope is that cooperative approaches will lower... continue reading »

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Think Big: Developing Transformative TOD Policies in Colombia

The Colombia TOD NAMA Support Project, funded by Germany and the UK through the NAMA Facility, is entering a new phase as it embarks upon assessing potential national policy frameworks to scale-up and replicate transit-oriented development (TOD) across Colombian cities. (The development of the Colombia TOD NAMA was a collaboration of CCAP, FINDETER, the Colombian Ministries... continue reading »

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Upcoming Green Climate Fund Board Meeting (B22): Three key policy issues you likely won’t see in headlines

Board members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will convene next week at the Board’s twenty-second meeting (B22) in Songdo, South Korea. Alongside political issues such as the election of the new Executive Director, the progress of the replenishment process and Board funding decisions that are expected to dominate media headlines, the Board will also... continue reading »

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No Rules Were Better Than Bad Rules.

Rather than concede to the demands of one country insisting on its right to sell CDM-style carbon credits internationally under Article 6.4 while still passively taking credit for the same emissions reduced towards its own national mitigation goals, negotiators decided to postpone development of rules for international cooperation until next year. In this way, the... continue reading »

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Mexico Publishes Landmark Regulations to Combat Super Pollutants

Today, Carlos de Régules, Executive Director of Mexico’s Agency of Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA), presented the regulations that the Mexican government officially published last week that aim to reduce methane emissions in the national oil and gas sector by 40-45% by 2025 (as agreed to at the 2016 North American Leaders Summit). Notably,... continue reading »

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