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China, New Zealand to strengthen cooperation on carbon markets, seek links

Published 09:18 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:19 on March 27, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, New Zealand  /  No Comments

China and New Zealand on Monday signed a joint climate action plan that includes cooperating closely on carbon markets, a move that could eventually lead to linking of Asia-Pacific emissions trading schemes.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 24, 2017

Published 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, 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 Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Althelia aims to double its land-use project portfolio in face of watchdog concerns

Published 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital vehicle Althelia Climate Fund said it is on course to double its project portfolio this year in an effort to secure returns for investors, responding to watchdog groups that raised concerns about its ability to generate revenues after it pocketed at least €4.4 million in management fees.

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Australia keeps foreign carbon offsets in play in broad climate policy review paper

Published 09:40 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:27 on March 27, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia on Friday released a long-awaited discussion paper on this year’s climate policy review that avoided much detail but kept the use of international units as an option for meeting future emission targets.

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Australia seeks to ease market access for savanna projects

Published 12:29 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:54 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australian Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg on Thursday introduced a bill seeking to fix issues that have made it hard for some savanna projects to enter the carbon market.

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Rich nations grant $8 mln to develop carbon markets in India

Published 11:27 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) has granted $8 million to support India in developing market-based mechanisms to drive carbon emission cuts.

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SK Market: Korean carbon price drops further on MSR adjustments

Published 08:34 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:48 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon allowances extended losses on Thursday after news broke that the government has made it easier to release fresh supply from the market stability reserve.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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South Korea loosens ETS rules to ease supply squeeze, reaffirms foreign offset use -sources

Published 12:38 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:03 on March 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Kyoto Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

In an effort to ease bottlenecked supply in Korea’s carbon market, the country’s Cabinet has changed rules for when regulators can release extra CO2 allowances from the market stability reserve, three sources familiar with the situation told Carbon Pulse on Wednesday.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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