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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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Global CO2 trade volume down 4% in 2016, value plummets 31% -analysts

Published 19:48 on January 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:48 on January 11, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes dipped 4% in 2016 to 6.0 billion tonnes of CO2e while the overall value of the markets fell 31% to €34 billion ($35.8 billion) as prices plunged in the large European market, Thomson Reuters Commodities said in its annual market review.

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Experts give Turkey an ETS blueprint but it risks gathering dust

Published 13:03 on January 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:55 on January 11, 2017  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Climate policy consultants have laid out a roadmap for Turkey to establish an ETS, advice paid for by richer nations in the so-far vain effort to persuade the country to adopt tougher climate policies.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: A topsy-turvy 2016 sets tone for turbulent 2017 in forest carbon

Published 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick summarises the past year in forest carbon and sets the scene for what is expected to be a choppy 2017 for the market.

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