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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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ClimateCare partners with Gold Standard as voluntary market broadens across development goals

Published 12:39 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:01 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has partnered with UK-based project developer ClimateCare to help it promote to companies a new standard for projects that will apply across all types of climate and development goals.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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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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IETA teams up with business group to help shape Mexican, pan-American carbon market

Published 09:21 on January 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon trading business group IETA will work with the Mexican Business Council for Sustainable Development (CESPEDES) to help shape the imminent Mexican emissions trading scheme, which is expected to seek links to other CO2 markets in the Americas.

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Mexico’s ETS simulation to launch in coming weeks

Published 19:07 on January 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:18 on January 6, 2017  /  Americas, South & Central  /  No Comments

Mexico’s cap-and-trade simulation is set to involve around 50 companies and is due to start in late January or early February following several workshops in the coming weeks.

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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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Green Climate Fund approves $320 million in new project disbursements

Published 08:58 on December 15, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:22 on December 15, 2016  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund at its latest board meeting approved $320 million in funding for eight new mitigation and adaptation projects, but delayed a decision on a simplified approval process for LDCs and small island nations.

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Investors cash in as first PAF CER sale deadline passes

Published 09:42 on December 1, 2016  /  Last updated at 10:03 on December 1, 2016  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

Five investors exercised their right to sell a total of 1.3 million CERs to the World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) as the first tranche of bonds from the facility’s first auction matured on Wednesday.

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