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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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China plans green investment banks to drive clean funding

Published 09:26 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:32 on February 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China will set up one or two national green development funds and a number of provincial ones to help attract private investments into projects that cut pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the People’s Bank of China’s chief economist said Monday.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Feb.24 , 2017

Published 12:54 on February 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:54 on February 24, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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CN Markets: Shanghai sees low liquidity as first CO2 forward contract expires

Published 10:23 on February 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:39 on February 24, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  Comments Off on CN Markets: Shanghai sees low liquidity as first CO2 forward contract expires

Shanghai’s first carbon forward contract expired this week amid modest liquidity, as most compliance traders chose to shy away from a product they have little experience with.

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China aims to finalise national ETS work by late July -sources

Published 13:39 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on February 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China aims to begin allocating CO2 permits for its national emissions trading scheme in April and to have the system ready in late July, sources said, adding that they see November as a realistic start date despite government officials not yet committing to a launch date.

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First Asia, then the world: Consortium touts climate benefits from global power grid expansion

Published 10:53 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:03 on February 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Japan, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

An industry-funded research consortium on Wednesday backed the establishment of a new interconnected grid across north and east Asia, and eventually the world, that it said could bring CO2 emissions down to half of 1990 levels by 2050.

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China CO2 output could rise again as govt eases coal curbs

Published 09:15 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 07:35 on February 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has eased its target for reducing overcapacity in its coal industry in order to control runaway prices, potentially paving the way for carbon emissions to rise again after several years of modest-to-no growth.

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Global climate efforts to persevere with or without the US -Moody’s

Published 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Institutional and private sector forces will continue to drive global efforts to reduce GHG emissions even if US climate policy is moderated or reversed by the President Trump and his administration.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Feb. 17, 2017

Published 12:07 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:07 on February 17, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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Germany’s EEX confirms China carbon trading plans

Published 09:39 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:16 on February 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The CEO of Leipzig-based energy exchange EEX on Friday said it would launch an unspecified number of contracts this year aimed at the Chinese emissions trading system.

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