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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – October 2017

Published 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the end-user marketplace, prices have remained fairly steady for most standards and project types, according to market sources.

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Global CO2 emissions steady in 2016, extending plateau into third year -report

Published 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Growth in global CO2 emissions remained stalled for a third straight year in 2016, according to an annual assessment by the EU’s Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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Large forestry project biggest winner in latest Australian offset issuance

Published 10:01 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:32 on October 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator this week issued almost 400,000 carbon credits to 22 projects, with an NSW-based forest regeneration scheme earning 145,000 of those.

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New Zealand PM-elect confirms ETS will stay as carbon price rallies to 1-yr high

Published 09:46 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:57 on October 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern on Friday confirmed that the country’s emissions trading scheme would stay as part of the new government’s wide-reaching climate policies, as NZU prices surged 2.7% to their highest levels in over a year.

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Offsets not necessarily low-cost option for Australian emitters, group warns

Published 12:21 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:38 on October 19, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Offset prices are likely to be far higher after 2020 than they have been so far and won’t necessarily provide a low-cost option for electricity retailers covered by Australia’s proposed energy policy, an industry group warned.

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New NZ government faces dilemma over emissions trading makeover

Published 10:26 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:31 on October 19, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand’s coalition talks concluded Thursday with a new government led by a Labour Party that went to the polls promising to reform the nation’s emissions trading scheme, but it is unclear if this will happen because coalition partner NZ First wants to ditch the scheme.

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Steel and cement need breakthrough technology for Paris goals -study

Published 18:26 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on October 18, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The big-emitting steel and cement sectors will require new technologies not yet discovered to ensure their future under the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature goal, a study found on Wednesday.

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Third CDM project deregistered as voluntary market lures more developers

Published 13:34 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:34 on October 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A third project has been deregistered from the CDM, the first in more than two years, with its NGO developers citing heavy administrative burdens and better returns in the voluntary market as reasons.

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Fiji launches $50m green bond to fund carbon cuts, adaptation

Published 11:08 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:20 on October 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Fiji has become the first developing nation to launch a sovereign green bond in an effort to help the Pacific island nation adapt to climate change and meet its emission reduction obligations under the Paris Agreement.

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Australian energy plan could form basis for steady offset trade

Published 10:59 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:27 on October 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s new energy plan could provide the foundation for healthy demand for domestic and foreign carbon credits from Australian utilities if the government heeds advice from the Energy Security Board.

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