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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 24, 2017

Published 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Althelia aims to double its land-use project portfolio in face of watchdog concerns

Published 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital vehicle Althelia Climate Fund said it is on course to double its project portfolio this year in an effort to secure returns for investors, responding to watchdog groups that raised concerns about its ability to generate revenues after it pocketed at least €4.4 million in management fees.

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Rich nations grant $8 mln to develop carbon markets in India

Published 11:27 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) has granted $8 million to support India in developing market-based mechanisms to drive carbon emission cuts.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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Rich nation carbon price must reach $190/t without CO2-sucking -IRENA/IEA

Published 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Carbon prices must reach $190/tonne by 2050 in all developed countries in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of staying well below 2C without resorting to negative CO2 technologies, according to a report by international agencies IEA/IRENA and commissioned by Germany.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 17, 2017

Published 11:43 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:43 on March 17, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Global CO2 output flat for third straight year but too soon to call peak -IEA

Published 09:08 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:23 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Global energy-related CO2 emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, the IEA said Friday, signalling a continuing decoupling of emissions and GDP.

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US climate programmes in firing line as Trump seeks widespread funding cuts

Published 17:20 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration directs the EPA to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, alongside a host of other requirements targeting US climate policies.

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Russian group claims first blockchain CO2 trade but security benefits weighed

Published 19:12 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:06 on March 16, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Russian Carbon Fund has claimed the first carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology, buying African VCUs from developer Aera Group in an effort to build a carbon trading hub in the country.

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