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UN launches tender to buy 170k CERs

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN has launched a tender to buy a total 170,200 CERs, including those from projects in LDCs, Argentina and Colombia, as well as from initiatives with co-benefits for women.

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China’s Jiangsu to tackle CO2 data through cloud system

Published 16:51 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:17 on September 13, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The government of China’s Jiangsu province has awarded a Hong Kong-listed tech firm a contract to build a cloud computing system that will monitor CO2 emissions from 150 of its biggest companies.

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EU Parliament votes to put CORSIA aviation offset scheme under closer watch

Published 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the suspension of extra-European flights from the EU ETS, but called for a review of the UN’s CORSIA scheme that could see those routes become regulated under the bloc’s carbon market again in the future.

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BRICS seen backtracking on Paris commitments as responses emerge to Trump pull-out

Published 10:45 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:16 on September 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

BRICS nations are showing signs of wanting to delay their commitments under the Paris Agreement, a former US climate negotiator said Wednesday, sparking concerns that the biggest developing countries could be backtracking on their pledges in response to the US pulling out of the 2015 pact.

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ENERGY AND MINES: How is carbon shaping energy for mines?

Published 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

With insights from mining leaders at Fortescue Metals Group, Gold Fields, Teck Resources, and Avalon Advanced Materials, this article looks at how carbon is driving new energy choices for the global mining sector.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Sep. 8, 2017

Published 14:50 on September 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:50 on September 8, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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China urged to not designate CO2 trading platform, allow OTC trade in ETS

Published 12:45 on September 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:25 on September 7, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China should as much as possible refrain from government intervention when the national emissions trading scheme launches and allow a healthy OTC market develop in parallel with exchange-based trading, according to experts.

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Researchers urge government control over China ETS

Published 13:41 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:56 on September 4, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Chinese government should actively intervene to control price movements and limit OTC trade of CO2 permits when the national emissions trading scheme launches, a think-tank said Monday.

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China ETS seen to have only marginal economic impact on coal generators

Published 12:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:18 on September 4, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Even the poorest performers among China’s coal-fired power generators are only likely to face minor costs from the national CO2 emissions trading scheme, according to analysts.

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South Korean plan to expand int’l offset eligibility in 2021 on track, but could feature limits

Published 16:02 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:32 on September 11, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea remains on track to broadly expanding the eligibility of international offsets in its emissions trading scheme from 2021, but the country could opt to bring in EU-style restrictions for some project types or countries, a senior government official told Carbon Pulse.

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