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China, Japan, Korea carbon links resurface as talks set for next week

Published 10:50 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:50 on December 15, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, Japan, South Korea  /  No Comments

A government-backed roundtable on North East Asian carbon pricing is convening next week as the imminent launch of China’s national emissions trading scheme raises the issue of a common approach across China, Japan and South Korea.

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Terra Carbon gets biggest share in latest Australian offset issuance

Published 09:06 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:06 on December 15, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Developers Terra Carbon received more than 100,000 Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) this week from a project type the Climate Change Authority has defended against claims of non-additionality.

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NZ Market: NZUs climb to new highs as permits hit NZ$21

Published 09:26 on December 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:29 on December 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances rose another 1.2% on Thursday to breach the NZ$21 ($14.71) barrier for the first time since Apr. 2011, as supply constraints continue to beef up prices.

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Offset purchases drop to new lows in Australia’s latest ERF auction

Published 01:47 on December 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:20 on December 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia bought 7.95 million offsets in last week’s Emissions Reduction Fund auction, the Clean Energy Regulator said Thursday, marking the lowest volume in any of the six auctions held so far.

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NZ Market: NZUs hit fresh highs for the 10th time in a month

Published 10:00 on December 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:00 on December 13, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances extended recent gains again on Wednesday as modest supply and bullish market sentiment continued to drive prices north.

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COMMENT: The Australian government is miscounting greenhouse emissions reductions

Published 01:35 on December 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:35 on December 13, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Research has found serious issues with Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund, from giving unnecessary funds, to counting decade-old projects as new emissions “reductions”, writes Melbourne Law School researcher Tim Baxter.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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NZ Market: Muted supply helps send NZUs higher

Published 10:54 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:45 on December 12, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon permits made further gains on Tuesday as scarce supply pushed up prices.

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Australia to review major ERF offset methods amid integrity concerns

Published 10:10 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:43 on December 12, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia on Tuesday announced it will review two offset methodologies that account for nearly half the carbon credits contracted by the government, and which were flagged as potentially problematic by the Climate Change Authority earlier this week.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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