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CMIA is expanding its presence and influence in Asia


Please click here for the full press release

Earlier today CMIA announced the creation of its new Asia regional chapter. The chapter will be co-chaired by Assaad Razzouk, CEO of Sindicatum and a CMIA Board Member, and Andrew Affleck, managing partner at Armstrong Asset Management.
The CMIA Asia Chapter will work with

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Clean Cooking Loan Fund Expression of Interest – Application


David Jouan, Nexus


The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves ("Alliance"), The Gold Standard Foundation ("Gold Standard") and Nexus Carbon For Development ("Nexus") have joined forces to create the Clean Cooking Loan Fund (the "CCLF"), a not-for-profit loan fund that provides cost effective loans to clean cookstove and fuels enterprises to help finance carbon certification costs.

For a full description of the CCLF please download the CCLF concept note.


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Western Australia and the clean economy


Andrew Petersen

Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) presents an 8-page fact sheets on "Climate Challenges and Opportunities for the Western Australian economy".

Hope you find this insightful.
Andrew Petersen, CEO Sustainable Business Australia

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VCS News – New Fire Management Methodology Released for Public Comment


Aditi Sen
Controlled fires can be an important tool for maintaining and revitalizing the ecological health of forests and grasslands. In an effort to incentivize better fire management practices, a new proposed VCS methodology provides a carbon accounting framework for implementing controlled burns earlier in the fire season,

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EIT Climate-KIC & World Bank's PMR conference on MRV (Bonn, 3 June 2014)


World Bank

The World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the Climate-KIC invite you to the one-day conference "MONITORING, REPORTING AND VERIFYING GHG EMISSIONS UNDER EXISTING AND DEVELOPING CARBON PRICING MECHANISMS". This event will take place in Bonn on 3 June 2014 - between Carbon Expo 2014 and the opening of the Bonn meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC.

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Request for your input to The Gold Standard brand and communication review


Adrian Rimmer

Deadline Friday 4th April, 17.00

Dear Gold Standard supporters,

We are at an important point in the evolution of The Gold Standard as we celebrate our 10th birthday, recognise achievements to date and set objectives for the next 5-10 years, including the expansion and diversification of what we do. You have been and will continue to be a key part of this journey.

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Exxon, stranded assets and the new math


Joel Makower, GreenBiz

"ExxonMobil last week agreed to publish a "Carbon Asset Risk" report describing how it assesses its financial risks from climate change, namely a potentially lowered valuation of its oil reserves. The move is being seen by some as a pivotal milestone on the road to a low-carbon economy."
Full article available here.

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CMIA press release - European Council meeting March 2014



This week's European Council meeting vital for appropriate 2030 framework

The European Council on 20/21 March in Brussels will be the first opportunity for heads of government to discuss the European Commission proposals, published in January, for a 2030 climate and energy framework. The signals that government sends to the finance and investment community on the framework will be extremely important.

CMIA - EU Climate Change - European Council meeting March 2014 - 140319

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Results-Based Finance and The Gold Standard – Impacts Beyond Carbon


Jonathan Hall, Business Manager SGS

General Comments

Conference was primarily an opportunity for GS to update stakeholders, partners and users of progress on the different GS programmes that are being developed. GS is already about much more than just Carbon an Energy and this Conference was designed to showcase the breadth of these activities

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Road to Paris 2015: How do we value carbon?


Daniel Cremin, Climate Change Capital

Climate Change Capital's James Cameron reflects on the barriers that need to be overcome if the world is to agree an ambitious climate change treaty.

James Cameron, chairman of Climate Change Capital, looks ahead to the Paris 2015 talks and shares his hopes and expectations for an international climate agreement and a price for carbon that businesses and investors can respond to.

This video is hosted in association with Climate Change Capital

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Hotel booking app neutralizes emissions for all hotel bookings done in 2013


Allcot Group follows through with their total commitment to neutralizing hotel emissions done through their mobile hotel reservation application with a sector leading commitment of 2,000 tons of greenhouse gases offset.

Starting from early 2013, an application for booking hotel rooms at the last minute, become the first application to commit to offsetting the carbon footprint of all hotel nights systematically.

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Wildlife Works to launch Taita Hills Conservation and Sustainable Land Use Project in Kenya with $10M investment from Althelia Climate Fund


Gerald Prolman

Finance deal expands pioneering REDD+ project in Kenya that protects forest, wildlife and delivers local economic development at landscape scale across the Tsavo Conservation Area

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VCS News – New Tidal Wetland Restoration Methodology Released for Public Comment


Aditi Sen

Wetlands store more carbon than almost any other type of land; their destruction, largely through anthropogenic draining and degradation causes some of the most intense greenhouse gas emissions.

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Carbon Tracker at Davos & my new e-mail address


Anthony Hobley


I thought you would be interested to read about Carbon Tracker at the World Economic Forum 2014 – see

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VCS Update: New tools and templates for JNR programs


Naomi Swickard

As we continue to expand upon our Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) Framework, I wanted to alert you to a recently released new tool that will allow REDD+ programs to estimate leakage emissions.

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Latest ALLCOT initiatives


Alexis L. Leroy, ALLCOT gp


The ALLCOT group would like to share with us two of their latest initiatives:

- with the fashion label ITGIRL Berlin, the integration of carbon credits retirement (VERs CCBA) for each fashionware sold. Please see here the press release

- with Sharemeister, the launch of ALLCOT Sustainability Challenge supported in the US by Mapco. Please see here the press release


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The Climate Calendar for 2014-2015


Dear all,

Please see here a useful synopsis of key dates between now and COP21 Paris 2015.



CMIA Secretariat

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