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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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COMMENT: Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

Published 15:50 on February 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:50 on February 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

As the UK prepares for Brexit, its future participation in the EU ETS is unclear. At least one MEP doesn’t think the country has a future in the market, while the British government says the issue is still part of ongoing negotiations. What alternatives does the UK have? Researchers at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment outline a few of them.

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COMMENT: We can meet the US Paris Agreement commitment without federal support

Published 19:16 on February 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:17 on February 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

Actions from state governments, US corporations and foundations will play a key role in ensuring continued US progress toward Paris climate commitments should the Trump administration fall short, writes Peter Weisberg of The Climate Trust.

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Althelia unit hires REDD experts for global sales team

Published 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The newly-formed sales arm of London-based natural capital asset management firm Althelia Ecosphere has made a slew of appointments as it scales up efforts to pay back investors.

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Trump adviser predicts US exit from Paris Agreement, opposes carbon pricing moves

Published 20:46 on January 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:51 on February 17, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

US president Donald Trump will make good on a pledge to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement and should steer US states away from carbon pricing policies to keep them competitive, according to Myron Ebell, a former member of Trump’s transition team.

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Second French presidential candidate calls for carbon tariffs on US

Published 18:03 on January 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:03 on January 23, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

France should impose a carbon tax on American goods should President Trump pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, a French presidential hopeful and Socialist party leadership finalist said Monday, echoing a similar call made late last year by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Davos: World needs $50-100 CO2 price, non-elite “ambassadors” to relay that message to a distrusting public

Published 12:28 on January 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:33 on January 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

A global carbon price of $50-100/tonne is needed to incentivise cleaner investment, but “trust-worthy ambassadors” need to be recruited by governments and companies to convey and explain this message amid rising populist movements and the public’s growing distrust of experts and ‘elites’.

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CDP forms panel to find right CO2 prices to meet Paris Agreement

Published 22:13 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:30 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Non-profit CDP has formed the world’s first industry-led initiative to define the carbon prices needed for the power generators and other sectors to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Davos summit ramps up the climate talk

Published 21:46 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:18 on January 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

This year’s Davos summit will see the world’s elite financiers and industry leaders host a growing number of discussions on climate change compared to years past. Here are some key events to watch.

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Prices dip to $1.80/tonne in third PAF auction, with old N2O projects taking the spoils

Published 21:50 on January 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:50 on January 11, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Sellers achieved an effective price of $1.80 (€1.70) per carbon credit at the third auction of the World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) held on Tuesday, well below the levels around $2.10 achieved in the previous two sales.

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