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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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Tokyo ETS emissions marginally down in FY2016

Published 09:31 on February 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:31 on February 21, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

CO2 emissions from the roughly 1,300 participants in the Tokyo emissions trading scheme fell 0.1% last compliance year, with the vast majority of companies already having exceeded their 2019 goals.

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Bangladesh registers first JCM offset project

Published 10:32 on January 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:12 on January 12, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Bangladesh has registered its first carbon offset project under Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), nearly five years after the two nations launched their bilateral programme.

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China, Japan, Korea carbon market links resurface as talks set for next week

Published 10:50 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:52 on December 16, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, Japan, South Korea  /  No Comments

A government-backed roundtable on Northeast Asian carbon pricing is convening next week as the imminent launch of China’s national emissions trading scheme raises the issue of a common approach across China, Japan and South Korea.

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CP Daily: COP23 Special

Published 13:17 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:35 on November 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate talks held in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6-17 made modest progress on a number of technical issues including rules underpinning global carbon trading under the Paris Agreement, but a great deal of work remains ahead of next year’s deadline to complete the 2015 pact’s rule book.

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COP23: ETS links slink back on Asia Pacific countries’ priority list

Published 17:52 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:21 on November 13, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

Linking emerging Asian Pacific emissions trading markets is slowly dropping down the list of priorities for regional climate policy officials, even as the need to cooperate in developing markets increases.

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COP23: International emissions trade talks lag as nations inch towards first Paris-era deals

Published 17:58 on November 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:59 on November 9, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement are lagging other strands of the UN climate talks in Bonn, with the slow pace prompting some countries to line up deals ahead of finalised rules.

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