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German supreme court upholds Deutsche Bank EU ETS tax fraud convictions

Published 11:32 on May 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:32 on May 15, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A former Deutsche Bank sales manager has been jailed by Germany’s federal supreme court for three years for his role in facilitating tax fraud through the EU carbon market.

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Not just carbon: Fraud taints France’s white certificate scheme

Published 11:50 on May 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:50 on May 11, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Once a bastion of EU carbon trading fraud, France has found almost a fifth of its burgeoning ‘white’ energy efficiency certificate market to be “problematic” since it relaxed auditing rules, delivering another stark warning over the potential pitfalls of market-based environmental policies.

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CORRECTION: Climate veteran joins Victoria group as senior advisor

Published 09:27 on May 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 06:57 on May 8, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage  /  No Comments

One of Australia’s leading climate and energy policy experts has taken up a new role as senior climate and energy advisor to the Victorian state government.

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California-based consultant rejoins emissions trading group IETA

Published 17:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

A California-based consultant has rejoined IETA to work on the emissions trading association’s growing US and international research efforts.

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COP24: Inflated hotel prices, lengthy commutes await attendees at UN climate talks in Poland’s coal capital

Published 18:20 on April 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:03 on April 30, 2018  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

**Free to read for non-subscribers** – Planning on attending COP24 in Poland this December? Then prepare for inflated accommodation prices and daily commutes to the venue of potentially two hours or more each way.

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FIFA, UN kick off campaign to offset World Cup attendee emissions

Published 22:23 on April 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:32 on April 23, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global football governing body FIFA has teamed up with the UN to encourage fans travelling to this summer’s World Cup in Russia to offset their carbon emissions.

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Two men jailed for 26 years over UK-based carbon credit investment scam

Published 14:36 on April 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:36 on April 23, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Two men have been jailed for a combined 26 years by a British court for selling vulnerable investors illiquid carbon credits via a ‘boiler room’ scam.

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Carbon trader becomes new CEO of Tianjin Climate Exchange

Published 12:13 on April 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:31 on April 19, 2018  /  Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A Beijing-based trader with China Carbon Futures left the company on Wednesday to take up the position of CEO of the Tianjin Climate Exchange.

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Singapore-based director parts ways with Engie Global Markets

Published 12:47 on April 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on April 13, 2018  /  Bavardage  /  No Comments

An experienced Singapore-based energy markets executive has left Engie Global Markets.

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Carbon Tracker hires veteran carbon analyst to lead foray into emissions markets, pricing

Published 00:01 on April 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:01 on March 29, 2018  /  Bavardage, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has hired a veteran carbon analyst as managing director and head of research, as the UK-based think-tank moves into the emissions trading and CO2 pricing space.

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