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Althelia unit hires REDD experts for global sales team

Published 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The newly-formed sales arm of London-based natural capital asset management firm Althelia Ecosphere has made a slew of appointments as it scales up efforts to pay back investors.

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Briton sentenced to more than 3 years in jail for EU ETS tax evasion

Published 12:29 on January 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:29 on January 27, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A British man that had been sought by authorities for several years has been sentenced by a German court to three years and three months in jail for tax evasion linked to the EU carbon market, according to sources.

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Two more suspects nabbed by authorities in EU ETS tax fraud probe

Published 19:32 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:30 on January 17, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Two more suspects have been arrested by European authorities in an ongoing probe into tax fraud committed through the EU ETS.

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South Pole Group acquires Climate Friendly’s Australian retail offset business

Published 09:46 on January 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:14 on January 17, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, EMEA  /  No Comments

Switzerland-headquartered project developer South Pole Group has acquired the retail offset business of its majority-owned Australian subsidiary Climate Friendly.

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Third ex-Vattenfall carbon expert joins Toronto-based ClearBlue Markets

Published 16:17 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

An ex-Vattenfall emissions market expert has joined Toronto-based carbon trading and advisory firm ClearBlue Markets, the third person to make the move over from the Swedish-owned utility.

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Israeli PM probed after cash claims by French carbon fraudster

Published 17:13 on January 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:13 on January 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, Middle East  /  No Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by investigators on Monday over allegations he received illicit gifts from businessmen, seven months after a convicted French carbon fraudster claimed he gave Netanyahu more than €1 million.

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Environmental markets analyst leaves NYC-based ClearView to pursue “lifelong dream”

Published 13:20 on December 23, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:20 on December 23, 2016  /  Americas, Bavardage, US  /  No Comments

An environmental markets analyst at New York-based ClearView Energy Partners has left the firm.

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Man linked to carbon fraud ring leader gunned down in Paris -media

Published 15:05 on December 20, 2016  /  Last updated at 15:05 on December 20, 2016  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A man linked to the leader of a large carbon trading tax fraud ring was shot several times in a drive-by shooting in Paris on Sunday, according to local media.

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Trio behind £3 million VER scam banned by UK court

Published 13:30 on December 20, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:30 on December 20, 2016  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UK High Court has disqualified three men from being directors for at least 14 years each over their involvement in a voluntary carbon credit scheme that cost investors nearly £3 million.

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IETA names new EU policy director

Published 12:55 on December 19, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:59 on December 19, 2016  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Emissions trading business association IETA has named a Polish policy expert and former green group staffer as its new EU Policy Director.

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