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NZ Market: NZUs drop to 3-wk low as traders exercise caution ahead of close election

Published 11:11 on September 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:11 on September 19, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances fell 10 cents on Tuesday to close at a three-week low as traders have grown somewhat cautious over the outcome of the upcoming election.

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No benefit in ditching NZ ETS for carbon tax, MPs told

Published 10:40 on September 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:40 on September 19, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Scrapping the New Zealand emissions trading scheme in favour of a carbon tax would still leave the nation’s GHG reduction achievements dependant on political will, while possibly delaying those cuts and damaging government credibility, a group of MPs have been told.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

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Australian forest project earns 356k carbon credits

Published 09:31 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on September 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A Queensland-based forest regeneration project has been awarded nearly 356,000 carbon credits in one of Australia’s biggest single offset issuances this year.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 15, 2017

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:32 on September 16, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, 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 CTX.

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UN launches tender to buy 170k CERs

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN has launched a tender to buy a total 170,200 CERs, including those from projects in LDCs, Argentina and Colombia, as well as from initiatives with co-benefits for women.

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Industry group backs offsets as part of Australia’s energy solution

Published 09:27 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:58 on September 15, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

If Australia is going to continue its reliance on coal, it should mandate coal-fired generators to buy carbon offsets to keep the nation on track to meeting its Paris targets, an industry group said Friday.

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Companies need 3-5 years to bed in climate risk disclosures, laws ultimately needed -FSB Task Force

Published 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies will need three-to-five years to refine how they disclose their climate risks in their mainstream financial reporting, but the voluntary practice will eventually need to be made mandatory, according to a key advisor to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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NZ Market: NZUs soften as election outcome becomes hard to call

Published 10:36 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:31 on September 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon permits closed slightly weaker on Thursday as next week’s hard-to-call election has injected some caution into the market.

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Australia PM pulled both ways on clean energy, carbon price

Published 10:32 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:48 on September 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday piled more pressure on current PM Malcolm Turnbull to move away from a clean energy target to more coal, as yet another mining firm came out in favour of carbon pricing.

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