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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for May 26, 2017

Published 16:30 on May 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:30 on May 26, 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 CTX.

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Global carbon pricing coalition turns focus to shipping

Published 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition has launched a maritime programme aimed at helping shipping companies adopt internal carbon pricing, smoothing the path for a globally-applied mandatory measure.

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Voluntary carbon trade tumbles 25% as Paris Agreement clouds future role -report

Published 13:22 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:59 on May 25, 2017  /  International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Trading volume in the voluntary carbon market fell 25% last year and average prices dropped to a record low as companies stalled on offset strategies in the wake of a new global climate agreement that leaves their role in doubt.

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Green Climate Fund invites private sector pitches for $500 mln in climate finance

Published 10:13 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:59 on May 25, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund has launched a request for project proposals worldwide from private sector firms to cut carbon emissions or improve climate resilience in developing countries, offering a total $500 million in co-funding.

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IETA members expect UK exit from EU ETS, but spread of global emissions markets -survey

Published 11:46 on May 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:40 on May 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EU ETS, International, Shipping, US  /  No Comments

Six out of 10 respondents in the International Emissions Trading Association’s market sentiment survey expect the UK to drop out of the EU ETS, but most are optimistic that new markets will emerge globally driven by China and the aviation sector.

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Lawyer up: More lawsuits being filed against governments for climate inaction

Published 22:39 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:25 on May 25, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Zealand, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

Lawsuits seeking to hold governments to account for their climate-related commitments are on the rise, with over 650 filed in the US alone – almost three times the number recorded in the rest of the world.

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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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Firms face push for transparency on internal carbon pricing -World Bank

Published 11:27 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:01 on May 23, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies may soon have to be more transparent on how rigorously they apply internal carbon pricing amid mounting pressure to address climate risks from regulators and investors, according to the World Bank’s head climate official John Roome.

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After the money dries up, CDM project discontinuation risks vary drastically -study

Published 23:31 on May 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:53 on May 23, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some CDM project types face considerably higher risks than others of being discontinued due to the disappearance of carbon offset revenues, a new study shows, threatening to raise CO2 emissions by roughly a billion tonnes in the developing world if the facilities are dismantled.

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