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CARBON FORWARD: Brexit doubts leave EU ETS in limbo

Published 13:00 on September 2, 2016  /  Last updated at 22:14 on September 2, 2016  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Britain’s June referendum in favour of exiting the EU had an immediate and sustained effect on EU ETS prices and left hundreds of installations unsure of their future in the scheme.

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DIALOGUE: What now for South Korea’s emissions trading scheme?

Published 09:55 on July 5, 2016  /  Last updated at 11:55 on July 5, 2016  /  Asia Pacific, Conversations, Dialogue, South Korea  /  No Comments

The world’s second biggest cap-and-trade system is likely to undergo significant changes over the next year. What are the main challenges facing the market and what can be done to overcome them?

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DIALOGUE: Will France’s ETS price corridor plan gain traction amongst EU lawmakers?

Published 22:08 on March 20, 2016  /  Last updated at 22:08 on March 20, 2016  /  Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

France is circulating an informal proposal that would introduce a “soft collar” for carbon allowances, with a reserve price at government auctions and a ceiling price some 3-6 times that. Can the idea gain traction amongst EU lawmakers, and what are chances that they will once again attempt to address low EUA prices?

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DIALOGUE: Is there a future for international carbon trading?

Published 05:20 on October 13, 2015  /  Last updated at 14:33 on October 14, 2015  /  Conversations, Dialogue, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

In the run-up to next month’s climate summit in Paris, all major emitters have submitted INDCs focusing on domestic efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. So what are the prospects for international carbon trading?

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DIALOGUE: JI casts a long shadow, but does it have redeemable features?

Published 11:20 on August 27, 2015  /  Last updated at 11:07 on November 24, 2015  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The UN’s Joint Implementation (JI) has long been subject to criticism over its environmental integrity and may have been dealt a knock-out blow by a study this week that found almost three-quarters of its carbon credits may not represent emission reductions.

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DIALOGUE: What now for climate policy in Australia?

Published 02:26 on August 12, 2015  /  Last updated at 03:56 on August 12, 2015  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Conversations, Dialogue  /  No Comments

Australia has finally released its 2030 emissions target, but is it a fair contribution to fighting climate change? Will it require the government to design new policies, and could a carbon market emerge to help meet the target?

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DIALOGUE: How will US states shape up to Obama’s Clean Power Plan?

Published 15:14 on August 7, 2015  /  Last updated at 19:01 on August 7, 2015  /  Americas, Conversations, Dialogue, US  /  No Comments

The US administration’s Clean Power Plan was published this week, tasking states to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector and aiming to ease the creation of carbon markets by making individual states’ emission units “trade ready”.

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DIALOGUE: What can China learn from its pilot carbon markets?

Published 05:26 on July 23, 2015  /  Last updated at 21:12 on July 23, 2015  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, Dialogue  /  No Comments

China has been operating pilot emissions trading schemes for two years to gain experience ahead of the 2016/2017 launch of the national carbon market. What are the main takeaways so far for Beijing as it designs what will eventually become the world’s biggest ETS?

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DIALOGUE: Will post-2020 ETS reforms change the game for EU industry?

Published 12:47 on July 21, 2015  /  Last updated at 14:42 on March 31, 2016  /  Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

We asked several experts how they expected the proposal to affect the approach that heavy industries take to participating in the EU ETS, and what kind of effect this would have on the carbon market.

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DIALOGUE: Is China’s INDC any good?

Published 07:11 on July 1, 2015  /  Last updated at 12:05 on July 13, 2015  /  China, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, International  /  No Comments

China on Tuesday finally submitted its INDC to the UN, but is the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter ambitious enough?

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