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ADB seeks Paris carbon market link with sustainable development goals

Published 10:34 on January 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:34 on January 8, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The Asian Development Bank has developed a methodology for assessing the co-benefits of emission reduction projects that it says could be part of the international carbon market under the Paris Agreement.

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Owner of former offset developer Camco winds up carbon activities

Published 17:31 on January 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:21 on January 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Former carbon credit developer Camco is to close as London-listed parent firm RedT completes a long-standing strategy to focus purely on its energy storage business.

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COMMENT: The Climate Trust rings in 2018 with a forecast of the top 10 carbon market trends

Published 16:28 on January 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on January 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Dialogue, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions on carbon market policies and ideas that will matter in 2018.

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US withdrawal from Paris pact puts Canada’s climate targets in focus

Published 10:18 on December 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:43 on December 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s efforts to meet its Paris Agreement emissions goals by linking with carbon markets south of the border could be thwarted if the US exits the landmark climate agreement, experts have warned.

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DIALOGUE: What future for the voluntary carbon market in a world full of emission targets?

Published 09:21 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:17 on December 19, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Dialogue, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The voluntary carbon market is maintaining demand from corporate buyers but seeing average carbon credit prices fall under a looming global climate regime that could potentially squeeze them out. (Carbon Pulse Dialogues are discussions about carbon markets and climate policy by a selection of leading experts)

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South Africa publishes new draft carbon tax bill, with implementation further delayed

Published 19:44 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:45 on December 15, 2017  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The South African government on Thursday published a second draft of its long-delayed carbon tax bill, making a number of amendments based on stakeholder comments received following the release of the previous iteration in 2015.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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UK seeks views on aviation EU ETS changes that could carry net cost of up to £945 mln

Published 12:40 on December 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:40 on December 8, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The UK government has opened a consultation on the agreed amendments to the aviation EU ETS, measures it forecasts could carry a net cost of as much as £945 million to carriers, government, and society.

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