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Rich nations grant $8 mln to develop carbon markets in India

Published 11:27 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) has granted $8 million to support India in developing market-based mechanisms to drive carbon emission cuts.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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South Korea loosens ETS rules to ease supply squeeze, reaffirms foreign offset use -sources

Published 12:38 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:03 on March 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Kyoto Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

In an effort to ease bottlenecked supply in Korea’s carbon market, the country’s Cabinet has changed rules for when regulators can release extra CO2 allowances from the market stability reserve, three sources familiar with the situation told Carbon Pulse on Wednesday.

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Russian group claims first blockchain CO2 trade but security benefits weighed

Published 19:12 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:06 on March 16, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Russian Carbon Fund has claimed the first carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology, buying African VCUs from developer Aera Group in an effort to build a carbon trading hub in the country.

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Slovakian firms slow to grasp loans with EU ETS price support

Published 13:43 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:58 on March 6, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Slovakian firms have been slow to take advantage of EBRD-backed loans for energy efficiency measures despite guarantees the bank will buy EUAs at a fixed level to ensure repayments.

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First proposals for CORSIA-approved aviation offset criteria due this year -ICAO

Published 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Initial recommendations on what emission credits should be allowed in the UN’s new global aviation offset scheme will be made this year, a senior ICAO official said this week, potentially giving airlines and low-CO2 project developers the first investment signals in what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar carbon market.

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GCF should strengthen ties with CDM to boost carbon cuts, CER demand -study

Published 09:28 on March 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:18 on March 6, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) can gain a fully developed MRV system and strengthen its result-based approach while providing crucial demand for the ailing UN-led carbon market by forging close ties to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), according to a report commissioned by the German government.

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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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CDM’s executive board elects new chairs

Published 19:09 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:53 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has elected its new leaders to head the board this year, the UN’s climate change secretariat announced by email on Monday.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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