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Data shows cut-price, opaque bilateral deals makes up most of Beijing’s carbon trade

Published 09:40 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:48 on February 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

As much as two-thirds of the volume traded in Beijing’s emissions trading scheme last year went through as bilateral deals, with prices less than half the levels on the local carbon exchange.

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Shanghai to resume offset trade on Feb. 6

Published 10:24 on February 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:34 on February 5, 2018  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Shanghai Energy and Environment Exchange will resume trade in carbon offsets on Feb. 6 after having suspending deals for over a month.

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ANALYSIS: CORSIA’s wide-door offset policy may give airlines fewer clues on costs

Published 23:00 on January 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:03 on January 31, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Multiple offset certifiers expect to meet required standards for the global CORSIA aviation offset scheme, potentially resulting in a fragmented market that will give airlines more supply options but less idea of cost.

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China backs forest carbon projects as poverty alleviation tool

Published 10:40 on January 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:35 on January 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Forest carbon projects would create job opportunities in less-developed regions and could play a part in achieving China’s twin targets of eradicating poverty and building an ecological civilization, according to a new government plan.

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ICIS cancels China offset assessment over lack of market progress

Published 12:58 on January 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:11 on January 22, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Analysts ICIS on Tuesday cancelled their weekly price assessment of Chinese carbon offsets as the credits are unlikely to trade in the national emissions trading scheme for several years.

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China hands over carbon offset registry management to Beijing exchange -sources

Published 08:39 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:20 on January 19, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has handed over the responsibility of running the nation’s offset registry to the Beijing Environment Exchange, but has yet to give final approval for reopening issuance of new carbon credits, according to several sources familiar with the matter.

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Global CO2 trading volume up 5% in 2017, value up 22% as major markets extend rules -analysts

Published 15:03 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:26 on January 19, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 5% in 2017 to 6.3 billion tonnes of CO2e while the overall value of the markets climbed 22% to €41 billion ($33.5 billion), the Point Carbon analysts at Thomson Reuters said in a market review published Thursday.

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Guangdong carbon exchange launches renewables financing platform

Published 10:27 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:41 on January 10, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The China Carbon Emissions Exchange in Guangzhou on Tuesday launched a new platform offering financing and rating services for renewable projects, saying it plans to establish a fund company to catalyse clean investment partially leveraged by a 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) government fund.

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Clean energy projects drive fresh growth in China green bond market

Published 10:03 on January 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:43 on January 5, 2018  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China issued nearly a third of all global green bonds in 2017, with clean energy projects the primary beneficiary of the $38.7 billion investments.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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