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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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Brokers advise New Zealand to hedge against rising carbon prices

Published 11:41 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:11 on May 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand could save billions of dollars on foreign carbon units by hedging now, for example by buying EU Allowances, instead of waiting until after 2020 when prices are likely to be much higher, according to energy and carbon brokers OM Financial.

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After the money dries up, CDM project discontinuation risks vary drastically -study

Published 23:31 on May 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:53 on May 23, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some CDM project types face considerably higher risks than others of being discontinued due to the disappearance of carbon offset revenues, a new study shows, threatening to raise CO2 emissions by roughly a billion tonnes in the developing world if the facilities are dismantled.

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UN climate negotiators plough on as US withdrawal prospect overshadows details

Published 20:58 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:16 on May 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The UN’s intersessional climate talks wrapped up on Thursday after making incremental progress on a Paris Agreement rulebook, with observers drawing hope from emerging details of efforts by major economies to counter the impact of a potential US withdrawal from the process.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT looks at a reported rise in demand for CP1 CERs and what it means for VERs, plus they examine a new policy brief from The Gold Standard that suggests the development of NDCs risks marginalising carbon offsetting.

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NAMA pipeline keeps building as nations seek Paris use for them -report

Published 18:03 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:10 on May 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The number of NAMAs being planned continues to increase despite a chronic lack of funding as many developing nations want to use them to meet their pledges under the Paris Agreement.

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ICAO opens talks on offsets with World Bank REDD programme

Published 17:37 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:37 on May 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO is in talks with the World Bank-led Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) as part of the agency’s ongoing work into whether REDD credits could be allowed into its CORSIA global offset scheme.

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Netherlands backs domestic offsetting pilot programme, with bigger plans in sight

Published 13:11 on May 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:42 on May 12, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Dutch government has endorsed a domestic offsetting initiative that aims to develop carbon-cutting projects in non-ETS sectors while encouraging corporations, individuals and local governments to buy the voluntary credits generated.

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New South Korean president seen as good news for climate, carbon market

Published 16:36 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:41 on May 10, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

The election of left-leaning liberal Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president is set to bring about a review of the nation’s coal expansion plans and could slow the process of loosening rules under its emissions trading scheme, according to experts.

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