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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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Althelia unit hires REDD experts for global sales team

Published 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The newly-formed sales arm of London-based natural capital asset management firm Althelia Ecosphere has made a slew of appointments as it scales up efforts to pay back investors.

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India cuts taxes on carbon credits

Published 08:52 on February 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:00 on February 3, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

India’s annual budget released this week cut taxes on revenue from carbon credit sales by two thirds but did not increase spending on efforts to help the South Asian nation meet its Paris Agreement commitments.

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CME partners with CBL to expand trade in California, EU carbon futures

Published 17:21 on January 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:21 on January 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operators CME Group and CBL Markets have partnered to offer trade in California Carbon Allowance (CCA), EU Allowance (EUA) and CER futures on CBL’s platform, the firms announced Tuesday.

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Brisbane City Council buys Chinese offsets to go carbon neutral

Published 03:05 on January 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:22 on January 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, China, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Brisbane City Council in Australia has bought and cancelled nearly 400,000 CERs from Chinese wind projects to help offset its total emissions for 2017/18.

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With PAF funds spent, World Bank touts auction model beyond gases

Published 19:23 on January 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:23 on January 13, 2017  /  International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank is eyeing the use of auctions to fund green buildings and promote forest protection globally after viewing its Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) as a successful way of stretching public funds to fight climate change.

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Deutsche Post DHL gains first certification under Gold Standard’s new fairtrade mark

Published 18:46 on January 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:37 on January 13, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group has become the first company to get a carbon-cutting project certified under the Fairtrade Climate Standard, a new joint venture between certifiers Gold Standard and Fairtrade.

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Prices dip to $1.80/tonne in third PAF auction, with old N2O projects taking the spoils

Published 21:50 on January 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:50 on January 11, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Sellers achieved an effective price of $1.80 (€1.70) per carbon credit at the third auction of the World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) held on Tuesday, well below the levels around $2.10 achieved in the previous two sales.

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