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Davos: World needs $50-100 CO2 price, non-elite “ambassadors” to relay that message to a distrusting public

Published 12:28 on January 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:33 on January 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

A global carbon price of $50-100/tonne is needed to incentivise cleaner investment, but “trust-worthy ambassadors” need to be recruited by governments and companies to convey and explain this message amid rising populist movements and the public’s growing distrust of experts and ‘elites’.

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Amid doubts over buyers, US non-profit prepares offset guarantees

Published 12:05 on January 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on January 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US-based non-profit The Climate Trust plans from next year to offer guarantees to US project developers that it will purchase their carbon credits regardless of future market demand.

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CDP forms panel to find right CO2 prices to meet Paris Agreement

Published 22:13 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:30 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Non-profit CDP has formed the world’s first industry-led initiative to define the carbon prices needed for the power generators and other sectors to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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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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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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COMMENT: Reassured optimism trumped US leadership worries at COP22 -EEM

Published 19:24 on January 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on January 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As a broker, advisor and technology provider within the voluntary carbon market, European Environmental Markets (EEM) has keenly followed developments at the COP22 in order to see if the momentum from the 2015 Paris UN climate talks would translate into further significant developments within our sector and climate finance more broadly.

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EXCLUSIVE: Is China backtracking on UN aviation carbon market deal?

Published 00:54 on December 13, 2016  /  Last updated at 01:02 on December 13, 2016  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

China wants assurances including that its airlines can use domestic carbon offsets to meet obligations under the UN’s global aviation carbon market, a senior government official said Monday, revealing that his country was not yet fully in support of the ICAO deal despite having signed it two months ago.

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South Korea releases roadmap to 2030 carbon target, adds conditions to offset purchases

Published 13:04 on December 6, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:04 on December 6, 2016  /  Asia Pacific, International, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea on Tuesday released a detailed plan for how it will meet its 2030 carbon target, including ruling out approving new coal plants, but attached a fresh set of conditions to its plan to meet a third of the target through buying international offsets.

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