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Australia’s Climate Institute to shut down

Published 14:08 on March 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:08 on March 8, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage  /  No Comments

Australian think-tank The Climate Institute will shut down in June after failing to secure fresh funding, local media reported.

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Five men jailed for 14 years by UK court over carbon credit scam

Published 23:32 on March 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:35 on March 8, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Five men have been sentenced by a British court to more than 14 years in jail in total for running a carbon credit investment scam and channelling Barack Obama to help them launder money and defraud over 70 victims out of more than £1.7 million.

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CBL Markets bolsters board with former carbon bourse boss

Published 16:00 on March 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:09 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets has named a former emissions bourse executive to its board of directors.

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EU carbon options veteran hangs up his boots

Published 19:10 on March 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:10 on March 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A veteran of the European carbon options market has retired after nearly 25 years as a broker.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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EU ETS trading registry to be suspended in March for software upgrade

Published 16:10 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:42 on February 21, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Access to the EU’s emissions trading registry will be suspended for five hours early next month as operators upgrade the system’s software.

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CDM’s executive board elects new chairs

Published 19:09 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:53 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has elected its new leaders to head the board this year, the UN’s climate change secretariat announced by email on Monday.

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German environment agency seeks 200k CERs to offset govt travel

Published 17:50 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:50 on February 20, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany’s environment agency (UBA) wants to buy just over 200,000 CERs to offset the emissions from business travel by federal government employees.

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Four more banned by UK government over VER investment scams

Published 16:48 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:48 on February 17, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four more UK-based men have been penalised by the British government for selling illiquid voluntary carbon credits at inflated prices as investments.

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Hot dog! Firms team up to generate offsets from low-carbon NYC food carts

Published 22:28 on February 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:28 on February 9, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two companies have joined forces to develop carbon offset projects that replace traditional New York City street food carts with low-carbon alternatives.

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