Taylor flies out of Madrid, leaving Kyoto carryover battle unresolved

Taylor flies out of Madrid, leaving Kyoto carryover battle unresolved

Federal energy and emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor has left Madrid following his address to the COP25 climate change talks, leaving Australia’s diplomatic corps to continue the fight for Australia’s Kyoto accounting loophole.

Australia may seek forgiveness, rather than permission, for Kyoto carryover

Australia may seek forgiveness, rather than permission, for Kyoto carryover

Australia may take an increasingly isolationist stance at international climate change talks in Madrid next month, as the Morrison Colaition government seeks to avoid other countries shutting down its plans to rely on surplus Kyoto units to meet its modest Paris targets.

Australia silent about climate talks that will discuss its “dodgy” credit plans

Australia silent about climate talks that will discuss its “dodgy” credit plans

There is much at stake for Australia at these talks, with the conference set to be the first step for countries to ramp up the strength of their emissions reduction targets, and could also decide the fate of “surplus credits” from the Kyoto protocol, a much criticised accounting trick that that the Morrison government wants to use to deliver its modest 2030 Paris target.

World’s first Kyoto complaint soil carbon credits issued and sold on the same day

World’s first Kyoto complaint soil carbon credits issued and sold on the same day

In a world first on Thursday 14 March 2019, Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU’s) were issued to reward a Farmer in Victoria for increasing the Carbon in his Soil. In another world first on the same day, Carbon Farmers of Australia bought 10 of these units at a price of $100 each.