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South Korea proposes to increase ETS emissions cap for 2018

Published 12:23 on November 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:28 on November 24, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea on Friday proposed to increase the CO2 cap for its emissions trading scheme by 1-2% in 2018 compared to this year, while a decision on allocation levels for 2019 and 2020 was pushed to next year.

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SK Market: Poor liquidity pushes Korean CO2 to fresh record highs

Published 11:07 on November 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:32 on November 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon allowances rose another 3.7% on Thursday to hit an all-time high for a second consecutive day, as some observers said demand outweighs available supply by five-to-one.

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SK Market: Korean CO2 prices hit all-time high as buyer desperation persists

Published 11:44 on November 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:09 on November 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon allowances ended at record high levels on Wednesday as prices continue to be pushed up on minimal volumes with emitters willing to pay ever higher amounts for scarce units.

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SK Market: KAUs jump 6.6% as price matters little to Korean buyers

Published 11:04 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:21 on November 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

Korean CO2 prices jumped to within sight of all-time highs on Monday as desperate buyers remained willing to pay ever higher prices for any volume they can secure.

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SK Market: Korean CO2 surges to 9-mth highs as strong demand persists

Published 09:23 on November 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:36 on November 20, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon permits maintained their bull run on Friday, notching another 1.7% in gains to reach their highest levels since mid-February.

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SK Market: KAUs extend gains as year-end demand builds

Published 09:54 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:54 on November 15, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean CO2 allowances edged up another 50 won on Wednesday to extend their recent eight-month highs as emitters looking to balance their books by year-end appeared happy to pay higher prices in a market short on available supply.

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SK Market: KAUs close 5% higher despite considerable volume traded at lower levels

Published 11:53 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:42 on November 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean CO2 permits shot up 5.1% on Tuesday to reach an eight-month high, even though the vast majority of allowances were traded at a lower level.

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COP23: ETS links slink back on Asia Pacific countries’ priority list

Published 17:52 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:21 on November 13, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

Linking emerging Asian Pacific emissions trading markets is slowly dropping down the list of priorities for regional climate policy officials, even as the need to cooperate in developing markets increases.

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NZ minister hints at reducing reliance on international carbon credits

Published 09:22 on November 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:22 on November 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

New Zealand looks set to scale down its plans to buy foreign carbon credits to meet its Paris target after Climate Change Minister James Shaw on Thursday said the government would look to do more to cut domestic emissions.

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COP23: International emissions trade talks lag as nations inch towards first Paris-era deals

Published 17:58 on November 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:59 on November 9, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement are lagging other strands of the UN climate talks in Bonn, with the slow pace prompting some countries to line up deals ahead of finalised rules.

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