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NZ Market: NZUs drop to 7-week low in slow trade

Published 10:11 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:34 on May 24, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances have dropped to their lowest level since early April amid a lack of significant demand ahead of next week’s compliance deadline.

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SK Market: Korean CO2 extends highs as compliance rush builds momentum

Published 10:06 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:12 on May 24, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon permits rose another 1.8% on Thursday to extend yesterday’s 5.5-month high as emitters continued to scramble for the trickle of available supply in the tight market.

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CBL Markets, UNFCCC in deal to trade CERs on exchange operator’s platform

Published 08:00 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:58 on May 24, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Energy and environmental commodity exchange operator CBL Markets has agreed a partnership with the UN’s climate change secretariat to list spot CERs on its trading platform, it announced on Thursday.

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Voluntary carbon market unwise to continue outside blurred lines of Paris Agreement, experts warn

Published 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market developers risk being crowded out of existence by increasingly expansive climate policies worldwide unless they quickly work out a way to earn revenues within the scope of the Paris Agreement, experts said at an event on Wednesday.

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Flexibility options weigh on regulator as it carves out details on Australia’s NEG

Published 11:57 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:57 on May 23, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Energy Security Board backs a limit of around 10% on banking emissions over-achievement under the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), but it has posed a number of questions regarding the use of flexibility options to stakeholders while leaving the use of offsets up to the government.

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Japan’s first non-fossil power auction might fuel offset trade

Published 11:24 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:24 on May 23, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

The Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) has held its first auction of non-fossil fuel power certificates, which some observers say might spark more interest in using market-based tools to meet carbon targets.

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SK Market: KAUs rise to 5.5-mth highs on strong demand

Published 09:39 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:55 on May 23, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon permits rose to their highest level of 2018 on Wednesday as many traders remain concerned whether supply will be sufficient for everyone to comply by the annual June 30 deadline.

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EU nations’ CO2 price floor efforts win World Bank praise as global pricing revenues double in 2017

Published 10:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:17 on May 22, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

EU nations such as France are moving in the right direction in their efforts to impose a carbon price floor in addition to the ETS because recent price rises still leave the market and other mechanisms insufficient for tackling climate change, according to World Bank climate chief John Roome.

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Future of global carbon markets rests on China success -survey

Published 10:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:03 on May 22, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The future of emissions trading globally rests on whether China’s carbon market is deemed a success by the international community.

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Court case could prove stumbling block for some Australian offset projects

Published 11:25 on May 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:49 on May 21, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

An ongoing federal court case in Australia could cause problems with carbon offset issuance to a number of the nation’s savanna burning schemes.

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