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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Former UNFCCC boss Yvo de Boer still working the climate puzzle, but from a different angle

Published 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Yvo de Boer values his solitude and his garden – both of which he neglected while serving as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from mid-2006 to mid-2010.

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EU Market: EUAs plunge by over 8% to new 2019 low after key support breaks

Published 19:42 on February 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 05:38 on February 13, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon fell by nearly €2 on Tuesday to their lowest so far this year, plummeting late in the day as prices crashed below a major support level that had held up since late 2018.

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World Bank carbon fund inks first REDD payment deals

Published 19:06 on February 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:46 on February 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Australia, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two African nations will receive over $100 million for protecting some of their forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), the agency announced on Tuesday, jump-starting the first REDD payouts from the facility’s Carbon Fund since it launched at the beginning of the decade.

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EU prepares to pick up airline ETS burden in event of no-deal Brexit

Published 18:58 on February 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:21 on February 13, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU rules passed into law on Tuesday will transfer away from Britain the responsibility for managing the ETS requirements for hundreds of airlines in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, with Germany adopting many of the major carriers.

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CARBON FAST FORWARD: A new series of regional carbon market conferences

Published 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Forward is launching a series of regional European carbon market conferences to help delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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EU Market: EUAs bounce back after testing recent lows

Published 19:25 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:06 on February 11, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs ended little changed on Monday, rebounding after prices bounced off major technical support levels despite a weaker energy complex and lacklustre auction.

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WITHDRAWN-South Africa’s long-awaited carbon tax may see further delay -PwC

Published 17:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:55 on February 12, 2019  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**This story has been withdrawn due to inaccurate information published Feb. 8 by PwC. The consulting firm’s comments were based on an old version of South Africa’s carbon tax bill.**

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Swiss agency invites entities to partner to develop emission trade activities

Published 17:16 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on February 11, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency is inviting entities to apply to partner with it, the first step for forging post-2020 international emission trade agreements under the Paris Agreement.

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EU Market: EUAs slide to scrape scant weekly gain as energy complex tumbles

Published 20:58 on February 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:03 on February 8, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs dropped by more than a euro to near €22 on Friday as a weak auction, profit-taking, and heavy losses in key energy contracts weighed, capping a turbulent week.

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UK utility SSE sees ETS-covered output slip 12%

Published 12:58 on February 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:58 on February 8, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

British utility SSE’s EU ETS-covered thermal generation dropped 12% over the nine months to Dec. 2018, curbing demand for carbon allowances despite poor conditions for renewables, the company said Friday.

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