UN climate talks make slow progress on carbon trading rules

UN climate talks in Madrid are expected today to publish draft rules for international carbon trading, but much more negotiation will be required if the EU’s conditions on upholding the environmental integrity of the Paris Agreement are to be met.

On the third day of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, delegates have been trying to find agreed text on various elements in article 6 of the Paris climate agreement, one of the most intractable areas of the multifaceted talks that are aimed at agreeing more of the ‘rulebook’ for global emissions cuts.  

According to observers, talks on Tuesday managed to remove around 150 bracketed sections of unresolved text, with 517 remaining when talks resumed on Wednesday

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