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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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China’s power conglomerates turn to bond market to fund renewables

Published 11:24 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:30 on December 8, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s big power conglomerates are seeking funding from fixed income investors to build renewable energy projects, and are increasing offerings of green bonds and other renewable-backed instruments.

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Chinese firm makes overseas acquisition to trade carbon in EU ETS, CORSIA

Published 09:52 on November 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:54 on November 27, 2017  /  Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chinese trading firm Sovran has reached a deal to buy a NYSE-Euronext listed telecoms company, which it intends to use as a platform to trade carbon in the EU ETS and CORSIA aviation offset market.

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UPDATE – China ETS to kick off with two years of simulated trade, no compliance obligations

Published 18:30 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:03 on November 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s national emissions trading scheme is set to be a “game” when it starts in the coming months, with no real trades or compliance obligations during its first two years of operation, two sources close to the market’s design process said Wednesday.

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CORRECTED – COP23: Germany puts €50m towards N2O abatement, eyes €20m in offsets via World Bank auction platform

Published 14:30 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:49 on November 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany will spend €50 million in directly funding N2O nitric acid abatement in developing countries and is aiming put an additional €20 million towards buying CDM or voluntary offsets via the World Bank’s auction platform emerging out of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF).

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China regulator leaning towards rejecting pilot permits in national ETS, pulling plug on new regional markets

Published 09:56 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:26 on November 11, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China is considering whether to rule out the use of pilot market CO2 permits in its national ETS, ban new regional schemes and also possibly shut down some existing ones, in an effort to establish a single, consolidated carbon market, according to an NDRC proposal seen by Carbon Pulse.

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ANALYSIS: Is China ready for its national ETS?

Published 13:23 on November 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on November 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The long-awaited launch of China’s national carbon trading system is expected in the coming days, but legal, financial and industry issues are piling up and will create big challenges for the scheme, according to experts.

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China ETS is for emission cuts, not gambling, official warns

Published 09:54 on October 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:19 on October 31, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China will put restrictions in place to avoid excessive speculation in its emerging carbon trading programme to ensure market stability, a government official said Tuesday.

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China eyes further trade restrictions in ETS “test run” launch -sources

Published 11:02 on October 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:33 on October 26, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China is on track to announce the launch of its national emissions trading scheme during next month’s UN climate talks, but the market will be a “test run” for an unspecified amount of time and with tight restrictions on trade, according to sources.

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China ETS financials’ ban dims future for carbon brokers but power companies poised to benefit

Published 13:52 on October 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:14 on October 25, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s proposal to ban financials from trading in the national CO2 market is sending carbon brokers scrambling for other business opportunities while power companies stand to gain from the move.

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