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CMIA - Press release


Europe's climate leadership is back on track

PRESS RELEASE: The vote by the Environment Committee on 24 February overwhelmingly in favour of the Market Stability Reserve, with a start date in 2018 and agreement that the backloaded allowances should be passed straight into the reserve, was very good news for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

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SBA CEO Letter - Lima Outcomes, Road to Paris


Lima Outcomes, Road to Paris

Andrew Peterson, SBA

In this month's CEO Letter here is SBA's take on the COP20 meeting in Lima and the implications for this year's preparations going towards Paris.

After the usual intense days and nights of a COP the Presidency of Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal of Peru secured an agreement amongst all countries to move forward on action to combat climate change.

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ALLCOT Quality Management System gains ISO 9001:2008 certification


Allcot Group

ALLCOT Quality Management System gains ISO 9001:2008 certification

ALLCOT a company dedicated to providing environmental sustainability services and emissions trading, has been successful in gaining ISO 9001:2008 accreditation after an audit of the company's business practices by Lloyd's Registrar Quality Assurance. 

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Just Launched:


by Code REDD

Help us do a tonne of good

Hello Colleagues, Partners, and REDD+ Supporters,

It is our sincere pleasure to announce the launch of the 'Stand for Trees' campaign'. 'Stand for Trees' is a first-of-its-kind consumer campaign that uses the power of social media and crowdfunding to enable everyone to take real and effective action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change.

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Gold Standard announces Marion Verles as new CEO


Claire Willers, The Gold Standard Foundation

Geneva – Tuesday 13th January 2015
The Gold Standard Foundation, experts in climate and sustainable development activities, today announced the appointment of Marion Verles as the new CEO effective from 1st February 2015.

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Armstrong Asset Management EnergEyes on South East Asia - January 2015


by Andrew Affleck, Armstrong Asset Management

Please follow this link to view the newsletter

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CMIA meet state legislators from Washington State, USA


Christina Elvers, PwC

On Tuesday morning, CMIA experts from Standard Bank, ING, Ecofys, The Carbon Neutral Company and The Gold Standard Foundation and PwC met with three state legislators from Washington State in the US. The roundtable was hosted by PwC, in their offices. Senators John McCoy and Ann Rivers and Representative Larry Springer had come to the UK for two days of meetings to discuss carbon pricing as a tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Framework - Open for Consultation


Claire Willers, The Gold Standard Foundation

We are seeking input and comments on the framework for our Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Programme, through which cities can develop, audit and verify urban programmes in order to catalyse and scale up currently missing investment.

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COP20 CMIA-GCP joint event - 05 Dec 2014 6:30 - 8:00pm, room Caral


The Green Climate Fund and other tools for unlocking private sector finance for REDD+

UN Climate Change Conference Dec 2014 (COP 20) – Official Side Event
05 Dec 2014 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Caral Room (130)

Incentivising the flow of large scale private sector finance from 2015 – 2020 and beyond is critical if catastrophic climate change is to be avoided, deforestation reduction targets are to be met, and global warming is to be kept below 2 degrees Celsius.

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GCF Event - 3rd November 2014 - audiofile available


CMIA organised an event around the Green Climate Fund. The event was recorded and the audiofile is available below. The main topics were:

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Direct Action is a short term ‘solution’ missing Australia’s long term opportunity


Sustainable Business Australia, SBA

The Direct Action plan short changes Australia from the long term benefits of innovation and investment that business solutions can bring to addressing the challenge of arresting dangerous climate change, according to Sustainable Business Australia (SBA).

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Emissions Reduction Fund one step closer


Australian Government, Clean Energy Regulators

The Emissions Reduction Fund legislation has been passed by the Senate. Chloe Munro, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Energy Regulator, has released the following statement.

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CMIA Press release


2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework: OK for today but investors need more clarity

The CMIA welcomes the "Conclusions on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework" published as the outcome of the European Council meeting last week. That the European Council agreed ambitious post 2020 targets, is a landmark achievement.

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Recognising Risk, Perpetuating Uncertainty


Carbon Tracker Initiative

A baseline survey of climate disclosures by fossil fuel companies

To view the brief and download CTI's report, please click here.

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2030 European Council business letter


Dear Heads of State and Government of the European Union,

Our 57 companies, funds and associations represent more than 4.5 million employees worldwide. We each acknowledge responsibility for a sustainable economic future for Europe.

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Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development event


Nexus Carbon for Development

Measuring and Valuing Co-benefits, Singapore, 11-12 November

Nexus Carbon for Development and The Gold Standard Foundation are pleased to announce their Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Conference (IFSD) on measuring and valuing co-benefits

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What did Ban Ki-moon’s summit deliver on climate finance?


Amal-Lee Amin, E3G

A new consensus on the role of public and private funding for climate change emerged this week, but more cash is needed. 
For full article, please see here.



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What does ‘unburnable carbon’ really mean?


Carbon Tracker Initiative

28 October, 5:30pm, Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ

Fossil fuels have been crucial in the development of modern civilisation, but, if we wish to halt global warming, we know that we cannot burn all the fossil fuel resources we have found.

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World Bank carbon pricing statement


by The World Bank

CMIA encourages individual companies to sign up here

Climate change poses one of the greatest global challenges and threatens to roll back decades of development and prosperity.

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The Climate Calendar for 2014-2015


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

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