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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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After the money dries up, CDM project discontinuation risks vary drastically -study

Published 23:31 on May 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:53 on May 23, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some CDM project types face considerably higher risks than others of being discontinued due to the disappearance of carbon offset revenues, a new study shows, threatening to raise CO2 emissions by roughly a billion tonnes in the developing world if the facilities are dismantled.

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Oregon-based Climate Trust seeks two new board members

Published 10:06 on May 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:23 on May 19, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, Job Postings, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust, a mission-driven, Oregon-based nonprofit that specializes in mobilizing conservation finance, is actively seeking candidates for two open seats on its enterprising Board of Directors.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for May 19, 2017

Published 09:37 on May 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:37 on May 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) is delighted to be a Gold Member at this year’s Innovate4Climate conference in Barcelona alongside parent company Global Environmental Markets (GEM). Read about CTX’s key appearances at the event.

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NA Markets: California prices steady as traders expect auction demand lift

Published 23:17 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on May 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s market was dominated this week by Tuesday’s quarterly auction, which sources anticipate to have drawn considerably more demand than the previous three under-subscribed sales.

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UN climate negotiators plough on as US withdrawal prospect overshadows details

Published 20:58 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:16 on May 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The UN’s intersessional climate talks wrapped up on Thursday after making incremental progress on a Paris Agreement rulebook, with observers drawing hope from emerging details of efforts by major economies to counter the impact of a potential US withdrawal from the process.

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Canadian government sets out carbon pricing ‘backstop’ option for provinces

Published 18:50 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:00 on May 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Canadian government on Thursday outlined its carbon price ‘backstop’ option for provinces and territories that do not satisfy minimum federal requirements with their own programmes or that opt to implement Ottawa’s plan from 2018.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT looks at a reported rise in demand for CP1 CERs and what it means for VERs, plus they examine a new policy brief from The Gold Standard that suggests the development of NDCs risks marginalising carbon offsetting.

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Carbon market expects to avoid Trump backfire -survey

Published 09:00 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:19 on May 18, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

Most global carbon market participants don’t expect the Trump presidency to directly impact international emissions markets, according to an annual survey by Thomson Reuters, although more respondents than before said CO2 markets are doing little to cut emissions.

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