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NA Markets: Activity picks up as prices dip on both coasts

Published 22:55 on May 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:14 on May 17, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American carbon markets jumped into life late this week as the WCI programme prepared for its second quarterly auction result, while RGGI traders began to plan for the northeast US market’s second sale of the year.

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ICIS lead North America carbon analyst leaving company

Published 15:45 on May 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:45 on May 17, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

News and analytics firm ICIS is losing its lead North American carbon markets analyst, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Analysts predict undersubscribed WCI auction while revising down price forecasts

Published 21:00 on May 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:21 on May 15, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Market participants should expect an under-subscribed WCI auction this quarter along with more modest price increases in the medium-to-long term, according to analysts.

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IBM, Veridium unveil blockchain-based offset trading platform, with initial focus on REDD

Published 16:15 on May 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:35 on May 17, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

IBM and Veridium Labs have teamed up to launch a blockchain-based platform to transform carbon offsets into digital tokens for trade on a decentralised exchange, the companies announced on Tuesday.

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Nova Scotia joins WCI to tap technical expertise

Published 20:06 on May 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:06 on May 14, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Nova Scotia has joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), it announced on Monday, as the province advances the development of its cap-and-trade system with a view to launching it early next year.

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NA Markets: WCI prices stall near floor price as auction looms large

Published 23:08 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:08 on May 10, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Carbon prices on both North American coasts stalled this week as participants found little incentive to trade ahead of the next round of quarterly auctions.

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UN adds more Paris rulebook talks as higher CO2 prices raise demand hopes

Published 18:56 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:49 on May 11, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments have agreed to hold an extra week of negotiations on international emissions trade and other rules under the 2015 Paris Agreement, as two weeks of UN climate talks in Bonn ended Thursday yielding little progress.

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Third biggest CCO issuance sees California’s ARB grant 6.4 mln credits

Published 21:40 on May 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:40 on May 9, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB handed out over 6.4 million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week in the third largest issuance in the programme’s history, with one new forestry project receiving the vast majority of the credits.

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BC government unveils legislation to alter climate change targets

Published 18:28 on May 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:28 on May 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

British Columbia has introduced legislation to scrap its near-term GHG reduction target and replace it with two interim goals en route to the province’s mid-century objective.

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Alberta oil sands emissions projected to breach GHG cap in 2030 -report

Published 22:45 on May 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:58 on May 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Higher production from Alberta’s oil sands over the coming decade will see the Canadian province break its own target to limit GHG emissions in the carbon-intensive sector, according to new research published Monday.

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