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China lays foundation for voluntary carbon market

Published 11:57 on June 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:55 on June 17, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China has for the first time laid out rules for carbon neutralising major events and activities, including defining which types of carbon credits would be eligible, a first step towards creating a voluntary GHG market in the world’s biggest-emitting nation.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Data sheds light on unused CER supply, Kyoto unit trading

Published 14:08 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There remains more than 860 million unused CERs – a massive supply of offsets that could potentially be tapped by airlines to comply with ICAO’s CORSIA scheme or which could find its way into the Paris Agreement era.

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Guangdong resumes carbon offset market after 10-month suspension

Published 11:48 on June 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:48 on June 5, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Guangdong provincial government on Wednesday announced it had reopened the local carbon offset market following its suspension of the programme last August amid concerns over some of the project methodologies.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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Rate-based cap risks undercutting China ETS, analysts say

Published 09:51 on March 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:55 on March 5, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China risks failing to cut emissions through its national emissions trading scheme if it opts for rate-based CO2 caps based on production levels, according to an academic paper.

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Dormant China CDM project gets welcome voluntary market boost

Published 09:28 on February 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:13 on February 6, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

An international commodity trading company this week cancelled 100,000 CERs from a project owned by a subsidiary of China’s state-owned power giant Huaneng, making it the latest Chinese CDM project to get some drops of comfort from the voluntary market.

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Global CO2 trading volume spikes 45% in 2018, value soars 250% amid reforms -analysts

Published 21:25 on January 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:27 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 45% in 2018 to a five-year high of 9.1 billion tonnes as the dominant EU ETS market notched stellar price gains, Refinitiv analysts said in an annual market review on Tuesday.

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Beijing ETS companies get access to credits from voluntary car programme

Published 09:50 on January 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:50 on January 14, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Companies regulated by the Beijing emissions trading scheme will from now on be allowed to use carbon credits from a voluntary programme to cut traffic to help meet their ETS obligations.

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Former EU carbon trader to head up Engie’s Greater China emissions, power desk

Published 10:35 on January 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:42 on January 3, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A former carbon trader at PetroChina’s London desk has joined Engie as head of carbon and power trading in the Greater China region.

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Shanghai releases ETS allocation plan for 2018

Published 14:08 on December 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:08 on December 19, 2018  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Shanghai municipal government released the 2018 allocation plan for its emissions trading scheme, slightly adjusting upwards the programme’s CO2 cap but keeping the system largely unchanged ahead of the national cap-and-trade launch.

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