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US retains support for CORSIA, says China participation “essential”

Published 19:27 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:30 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

The US still supports the CORSIA international flight offsetting mechanism but sees China’s early participation as essential to the scheme’s launch, an industry event heard on Wednesday.

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Private equity firm buys stake in carbon traders ACT Group

Published 23:07 on October 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:21 on October 2, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

London-based private equity firm Three Hills Capital Partners (THCP) has spent more than €60 million to purchase a minority stake in the environmental and energy commodities trading company ACT Group.

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Aviation may need CO2 price of $200/t to drive switch to cleaner fuels -experts

Published 14:57 on October 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:57 on October 2, 2018  /  Aviation, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Aviation needs to impose a carbon price as high as $200/tonne to incentivise a switch to cleaner fuels and reach zero emissions without offsetting by 2060 in order to align with the Paris Agreement, an expert group told industry leaders on Tuesday.

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Carbon veteran leaves Sindicatum following offset portfolio sales

Published 11:32 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon expert has left project developer Sindicatum to pursue other opportunities, Carbon Pulse has learned, several months after the Singapore-based firm sold its US and Asian offset portfolios.

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Delaying GHG cuts means big increase in economic costs -researchers

Published 11:24 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:35 on September 27, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Stronger efforts to cut GHG emissions including triple digit carbon prices should be made to avoid global warming of more than 1.5C without relying on potentially more expensive or risky removal technologies, an analysis found Thursday.

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New Zealand PM hints at tougher GHG target, Pacific nations plan to do more

Published 09:33 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:00 on September 28, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled she is ready to increase the ambition of the nation’s emissions reduction target under the Paris Agreement, even as the country is preparing to meet a significant share of its existing goal through the international carbon market.

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EBRD proposes to extend shadow carbon price beyond coal

Published 22:37 on September 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:38 on September 26, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Middle East  /  No Comments

European development bank EBRD is proposing to extend its shadow price of carbon beyond coal to all its energy investments over the next five years, which are mainly in eastern Europe and north Africa, it said Wednesday.

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Fivefold rise in firms aligning with climate risk disclosure push -G20 taskforce

Published 18:00 on September 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:00 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 500 companies have aligned with the TCFD to improve their climate risk reporting, according to a survey released on Wednesday, though what is put out is often too vague for investors.

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Sydney Opera House gives high-profile boost to Australia’s voluntary carbon market

Published 09:38 on September 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:51 on September 24, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australia’s voluntary carbon market saw a high-profile boost on Monday when the Sydney Opera House announced it would turn its famous sails green to show that it had achieved carbon neutral status under the government’s National Carbon Offset Standard after buying carbon credits.

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San Diego judge orders halt to house building ahead of out-of-state offset ruling

Published 18:55 on September 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:55 on September 21, 2018  /  Americas, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A California Superior Court judge halted new housing projects in San Diego County that had sought to use out-of-county carbon credits to offset emissions after opponents challenged the jurisdiction’s climate plan.

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