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*Portfolio Manager, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) – Arlington/Little Rock/Remote (US)

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 10:51
*PREMIUM LISTING - The Portfolio Manager is an important role within ART providing support to the ART Managing Director, and other ART staff on all aspects of implementation of this program. This will include significant technical support to jurisdictions and stakeholders, technical inputs and analyses, development of outreach materials, document review, report writing and registry management.
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*Industrial Program Associate, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) – Arlington/Little Rock/Remote (US)

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 10:50
*PREMIUM LISTING - The Industrial Associate is a technical role within the American Carbon Registry (ACR), contributing to all aspects of ACR services, including, but not limited to ensuring the highest level of quality for all ACR-registered industrial projects and related offset credits issued by ACR.
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Senior Program Officer, Nature-Based Innovations, Verra – Washington DC/Remote

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 10:08
Verra’s Innovations Team is looking for a Senior Program Officer to support our nature-based innovations work, focusing on blue carbon and our engagement with the Seascape Carbon Initiative.
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Six Australian birds you may never have heard of … and may not be heard from again

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 10:00

A landmark study has found one in six Australian birds are now threatened. Here are some of the species most likely to be headed to a museum, unless more is done

There seems to be a perversity to human nature, in that we don’t really care about wild creatures until there are so few left that we can put a name to them. Think Martha, the last passenger pigeon, or the haunting images of Benjamin the last thylacine, pacing around its cage at Hobart zoo in 1936.

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020 (released this week by CSIRO Publishing) bandies a lot of names of birds you may never have heard of, which are now classified as on the path to extinction – 214 to be exact, around one in six of Australia’s bird species and subspecies. It can all be too much to take in. So here is a guide to six birds of which there are so few left in the wild that we could easily remember them all if they had individual names.

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WCI offset usage in 2018-20 tops 7%, compliance data shows

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 09:33
Emitters in California’s carbon market used offsets to cover nearly 7% of their emissions during the 2018-20 compliance period, government data released Wednesday showed, while Quebec’s usage rate came in slightly higher.
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Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 09:01

But scientists say ‘moral imperative’ remains to prepare vulnerable populations for increasingly extreme weather

Poverty and a heavy reliance on annual rains are the key factors behind the devastating food crisis in southern Madagascar not climate breakdown, a new study finds.

A million people in the region are struggling for food following the worst drought in 30 years. But the scientific analysis did not show a convincing link to global heating, despite the World Food Programme describing it as the “world’s first climate-induced famine”.

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Australia has a heritage conservation problem. Can farming and Aboriginal heritage protection co-exist?

The Conversation - Thu, 2021-12-02 08:05
How can we improve the management of Queensland’s heritage sites? Can farming and the conservation of Aboriginal heritage co-exist? Michael Westaway, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Archaeology, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland Joshua Gorringe, General Manager Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation, Indigenous Knowledge Kelsey M. Lowe, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland Richard Martin, Senior lecturer, The University of Queensland Ross Mitchell, Common Law holder and director of Kooma Aboriginal Corporation Native Title PBC, Indigenous Knowledge Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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UK utility Drax aims for 12 Mt a year of carbon removals by 2030

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 07:38
British utility Drax is aiming to generate some 12 Mt of carbon removals a year by 2030, with 8 Mt within the UK and 4 Mt abroad, it said as part of its capital markets day on Wednesday.
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Hot US inflation readings send WCI floor price up 11% for 2022, as auction size announced

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 07:29
The reserve price in California and Quebec's carbon market auctions will rise to $19.70 in 2022 after higher inflation drove up the minimum bid value by more than 11% year-on-year, as the WCI jurisdictions also announced next year's auction size. 
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2021 hurricane season was third most active

BBC - Thu, 2021-12-02 07:07
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has now officially ended, and it's been the third most active on record.
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EU launches response to China’s Belt and Road, with green strings attached

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:59
The European Commission, EU member states and financial institutions on Wednesday teamed up to mobilise up to €300 billion towards foreign investments over the next five years, aiming to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) while championing the bloc’s green transition and digital priorities.
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Western Australia teams up with Europe’s biggest port for green hydrogen exports

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:56

Europe's biggest port signs agreement with W.A. government to pursue import opportunities for new "green energy from down under."

The post Western Australia teams up with Europe’s biggest port for green hydrogen exports appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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WCI emissions to stay just below cap in 2022, say analysts

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:54
GHG emissions under the California-Quebec cap-and-trade programme next year will continue to bounce back from a COVID-induced downturn and sit just below the WCI system’s combined allowance budget, analysts told a conference on Wednesday.
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ANALYSIS: Norway’s symbolic first step towards reining in its oil industry

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 06:19
Norway's decision this week to deny oil exploration licences in virgin or little-explored areas in 2022 is seen by experts as a largely symbolic move that nonetheless reflects the mounting pressure on the major fossil fuel producer to curb its exported emissions.
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Do La Niña's rains mean boom or bust for Australian farmers?

The Conversation - Thu, 2021-12-02 03:10
Many farmers are welcoming an expected summer of La Niña rain, while others have been hit by heavy rain and floods Chelsea Jarvis, Research fellow, University of Southern Queensland Professor Scott B. Power, Dip. Ed., Director, Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, University of Southern Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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*Senior Manager, Media Relations, Verra – Washington DC/Remote

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 02:28
*PREMIUM LISTING - Verra is a global leader helping to address the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. Verra administers a portfolio of leading standards programs, including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), which accounts for over two-thirds of all voluntary carbon market issuances globally.
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EU on track to emit double its 1.5C-aligned carbon budget, says veteran climate campaigner

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 02:16
The EU will emit double its 1.5C-aligned carbon budget under its current emissions targets, according to analysis by a veteran climate campaigner published on Wednesday that suggests the bloc will need to raise its ambition further.
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Crypto outfit sells single carbon credit for $70,000

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 02:08
A UK-based crypto currency venture has sold a single carbon credit for $70,000 without stating where the unit came from, a price astronomically higher than units achieve in the voluntary carbon market.
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Scientists claim big advance in using DNA to store data

BBC - Thu, 2021-12-02 02:03
Scientists say they have made a major step forward in storing information in molecules of DNA.
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‘Deluge of plastic waste’: US is world’s biggest plastic polluter

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 02:00

At 42m metric tons of plastic waste a year, the US generates more waste than all EU countries combined

The US is the world’s biggest culprit in generating plastic waste and the country urgently needs a new strategy to curb the vast amount of plastic that ends up in the oceans, a new report submitted to the federal government has found.

The advent of cheap, versatile plastics has created “a global scale deluge of plastic waste seemingly everywhere we look”, the report states, with the US a leading contributor of disposable plastics that ends up entangling and choking marine life, harming ecosystems and bringing harmful pollution up through the food chain.

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