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Japan picks 17 JCM projects for annual funding

Published 11:05 on June 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:06 on June 26, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Japan, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan has awarded small grants to 17 projects that aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions and generate carbon credits under its Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).

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Tokyo to launch consultation process on post-2020 ETS rules, cap

Published 11:31 on June 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:20 on June 5, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

The Tokyo metropolitan government has begun discussions with experts on potential post-2020 reforms to its emissions trading scheme and will launch a public consultation process before making final decisions, an official said Tuesday.

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Japan’s coal plans to blow nation off Paris track -report

Published 11:27 on May 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:33 on May 30, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s plans to add 40% to its coal-fired power generation capacity will push the nation off track to meet its already inadequate Paris target unless it considers a raft of new energy policies such as carbon pricing, a report said Tuesday.

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Japan’s first non-fossil power auction might fuel offset trade

Published 11:24 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:24 on May 23, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

The Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) has held its first auction of non-fossil fuel power certificates, which some observers say might spark more interest in using market-based tools to meet carbon targets.

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Future of global carbon markets rests on China success -survey

Published 10:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:03 on May 22, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The future of emissions trading globally rests on whether China’s carbon market is deemed a success by the international community.

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Japan’s Softbank, TEPCO back blockchain clean energy trading platform

Published 11:26 on May 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:44 on May 9, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Technology conglomerate Softbank and utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) are among the participants in a new blockchain initiative in Japan that will allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy in a bid to cut emissions.

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Renewables rise helps to close Paris gap as governments lag -analysts

Published 11:53 on May 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:53 on May 3, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

The faster-than-expected expansion of renewables worldwide is helping to narrow the gap to Paris Agreement goals, despite some governments making little progress on climate action and the effects of US President Trump’s policies not yet taking hold, researchers said Thursday.

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Japan-Thailand JCM programme sees first offset issuance

Published 10:36 on April 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:46 on April 24, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan this week issued the first-ever batch of offsets to a Thailand-based project under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), taking the number of host countries that have received carbon credits under the programme to five of Japan’s 17 partners.

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“Sign of change”?: Japan’s environment ministry to draw up carbon pricing proposal

Published 09:47 on March 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:59 on March 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry (MoE) will begin drawing up a detailed policy proposal for a carbon pricing mechanism despite lingering opposition against emissions trading in parts of the Abe administration.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:37 on May 14, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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