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IETA distributes its press releases and news advisories to all forms of media around the globe. If you are a member of the media and would like to be added to IETA’s distribution list, please contact Cédric Ammann, Communications Officer, at ammann@ieta.org.

The most recent press releases be found below, in reverse chronological order. Older items may be found in our  Press Release Archive.

 


 

IETA welcomes Direct Action deal - but concerns over ongoing flux in Australian Policy, October 30, 2014

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Contact Rob Fowler, fowler@ieta.org or +61 402 298 569

IETA welcomes Direct Action deal - but concerns over ongoing flux in Australian Policy
MELBOURNE, 30 October 2014 – IETA today welcomes a compromise on revisions to Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative, but warns that continuing uncertainty over the future of Australia’s climate policies is bad for business.  

Under the compromise reached with the Palmer United Party – and other senators who hold the balance of power – the government has agreed to extend the life of the Climate Change Authority (CCA), Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency.  The amendments have also provided more detail on the Safeguarding Mechanism which is intended to limit the growth in emissions beyond pre-determined baselines, but will now not commence until mid-2016. In exchange, PUP will support amendments to the CFI, to enable projects developed under the programme to supply credits for the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, the core pillar of its Direct Action policy.

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IETA welcomes inclusion of markets in Paris deal options – but questions remain on linkage, October 27, 2014

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GENEVA, 27 October – IETA welcomes the inclusion of market mechanisms in proposals on the format and content of countries’ contributions to the Paris 2015 climate agreement, but is concerned about a lack of clarity on whether and how these diverse markets could be linked – key to keeping the cost of decarbonisation down.

At a week-long negotiating session in Bonn, Germany last week, policy-makers came up with options for the format of the so-called intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) – the emissions targets and methods of meeting them – for the 2015 climate agreement. Options on the table include the use of market-based mechanisms, such as emissions trading and offsetting.

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EU 2030 GHG reduction target good for business, says IETA

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Contact: Sarah Deblock, deblock@ieta.org or +32 2 230 1160

 

EU 2030 GHG reduction target good for business, says IETA

 

BRUSSELS, 24 October – IETA welcomes today’s agreement by Europe’s leaders on the bloc’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target – and calls on the European Commission to expedite a legislative proposal to enshrine the target.

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IETA welcomes GCF Board Decisions to enable pledges and private sector participation

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

 

IETA welcomes GCF Board Decisions to enable pledges and private sector participation

 

GENEVA, 20 October – IETA welcomes decisions by the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to enable resource mobilisation, encourage private sector participation, and leverage private capital.

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IETA urges negotiators to build on carbon pricing momentum from New York Climate Summit

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

 

IETA urges negotiators to build on carbon pricing momentum from New York Climate Summit

 

GENEVA, 20 October – UN climate negotiators meeting this week should use the momentum from last month’s UN climate summit in New York on carbon pricing to develop provisions for carbon market mechanisms in the future climate agreement, says IETA today.

As government officials gather in Bonn, Germany for a week-long UNFCCC negotiating session on the 2015 Paris climate agreement, IETA calls on them to heed the overwhelming international support for carbon pricing evidenced at the UN Secretary-General’s climate summit in September. This includes the support of 74 countries, 23 subnational jurisdictions and more than 1000 businesses for putting a price on carbon.1 

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Letter to EU Council on 2030 Targets

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Contact: Sarah Deblock on deblock@ieta.org +32 2 230 1160

IETA: Letter to EU Council on 2030 Targets

GENEVA, 16 October – IETA today called on EU heads of state to reach an agreement on the bloc’s 2030 emissions target when the Council convenes next week. 

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IETA comment on climate finance pledges

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org or +44 7870 600 074

IETA comment on climate finance pledges at the UN Secretary-General’s climate summit in New York today

September 23, 2014 - Today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a summit to catalyse momentum towards a climate deal in 2015. A series of world leaders from countries including France, Korea, Denmark and Norway, among others, pledged more than $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund.

Katie Sullivan, IETA’s Director of Climate Finance, said:

“It is fantastic to see so many nations stepping up and making pledges – this is greater than we had anticipated. We look forward to seeing how the GCF will use these pledges to leverage private capital. Private investors are ready and willing to invest further in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures; they just need the right frameworks to invest. Today’s pledges – which include $1 billion from France and $100 million from Korea, which hosts the GCF – are a leap in the right direction.” 

For more information, please contact Katie Kouchakji on kouchakji@ieta.org

 

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