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More confusion as EU, US make conflicting statements about Trump’s Paris withdrawal

Published 11:22 on September 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

There was more policy confusion surrounding the US position on the Paris Agreement this weekend after claims from government officials that the country would remain in the 2015 climate pact were refuted by White House spokespeople and members of Trump’s cabinet.

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California’s tighter offset limits not seen likely to be repeated by WCI partners

Published 00:23 on September 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Restrictions on post-2020 offset use in California’s cap-and-trade scheme are unlikely to be matched by WCI partners Quebec and Ontario, according to government sources and market participants.

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California, Quebec to offer additional 15.9 mln allowances in November auction

Published 23:08 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:08 on September 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec will hold their final joint auction of the year on Nov. 14, offering an additional 15.91 million unsold allowances up for grabs in the quarterly sale.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 15, 2017

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:32 on September 16, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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UN launches tender to buy 170k CERs

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN has launched a tender to buy a total 170,200 CERs, including those from projects in LDCs, Argentina and Colombia, as well as from initiatives with co-benefits for women.

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NA Markets: Prices drift on thin interest despite strong Ontario auction

Published 23:43 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:43 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Prices for carbon permits on North America’s east and west coasts drifted this week as the impact of the recent auctions faded.

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Companies need 3-5 years to bed in climate risk disclosures, laws ultimately needed -FSB Task Force

Published 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies will need three-to-five years to refine how they disclose their climate risks in their mainstream financial reporting, but the voluntary practice will eventually need to be made mandatory, according to a key advisor to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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Fires claim first offsets from California’s forest buffer account

Published 23:08 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:24 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California this week retired more than 10% of the offsets in the state’s forest buffer account due to fires, while issuing some 654,400 new credits across five projects.

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Ontario carbon auction sells out for third time, with buyers paying nearly C$2 above the floor

Published 20:09 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:22 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s quarterly carbon auction sold out for a third straight time, with 25.3 million current allowances being picked up at almost C$2 above the reserve price.

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First Ontario offset project announced as investment begins flowing ahead of protocol release

Published 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Bluesource Canada has signed an agreement to develop one of Ontario’s first offset projects, teaming up with a forest manager to advance the initiative ahead of the forthcoming release of the province’s initial protocols.

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