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Swiss CO2 price crashes to record low at latest auction

Published 18:52 on November 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:08 on November 12, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Carbon allowance prices in the latest Swiss bi-annual auction have crashed to a record low, abruptly ending a trend of convergence with EU prices ahead of the linkage of both markets.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Switzerland lines up first Paris-era carbon trades

Published 22:37 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:35 on October 19, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will start buying its first international credits next year to help meet its emission goal under the Paris Agreement, marking one of the first trades under the pact, an official said Thursday at the Carbon Forward 2018 conference in London.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: UK to exit EU ETS under ‘no deal’ Brexit, says govt

Published 17:34 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:16 on October 12, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The UK will be excluded from participating in the EU ETS under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, the government announced late on Friday.

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Switzerland to introduce carbon floor price when it links to EU ETS

Published 15:07 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:29 on November 12, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland plans to introduce a domestic carbon price floor when it links its emissions trading scheme to that of the EU in early 2020, a senior lawmaker told Carbon Pulse.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Will international carbon trade thrive under the Paris Agreement?

Published 18:46 on September 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:19 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The world’s biggest carbon offset market is set to sunset in 2020, with governments at odds over how the UN CDM’s thousands of projects and billions of carbon credits should be subsequently treated under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Why investors have learned to love EU carbon again

Published 18:55 on August 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:03 on August 23, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland, Views  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Investors have piled into the EU ETS over the past year as prices have tripled, with buyers hunting the lucrative returns predicted amid another doubling of the carbon price seen in the years to come.

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Swiss CO2 emissions fall in 2017 as biofuel use increases

Published 17:07 on July 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:32 on July 11, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s energy-related CO2 emissions continued to decline in 2017, the government reported Tuesday, attributing much of the fall to the increased use of biofuels.

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Mayday: Weak ambition, Chinese backtracking threaten future of CORSIA global aviation offset scheme

Published 20:22 on June 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:59 on June 29, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Fears are mounting that ICAO’s international aviation offsetting mechanism could collapse well before its 2021 start as China backtracks and other nations resist, while the scheme’s rules get severely weakened or delayed by infighting.

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ICAO adopts CORSIA aviation offset rulebook, postpones key decisions as China looks to back out

Published 00:37 on June 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:51 on June 29, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s aviation agency ICAO adopted its CORSIA rulebook on Wednesday, snubbing several governments’ calls for changes while giving airlines few additional signals on what offsets they can use to comply.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: New entrants seek to ride the wave as EU carbon prices quadruple

Published 17:40 on June 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:34 on September 11, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland, Views  /  No Comments

**This article is available to non-subscribers** – The EU ETS has witnessed a dramatic change over the past year as carbon prices have quadrupled, the market has attracted new participants, and the developments have given confidence to existing participants that the world’s biggest carbon market will remain the EU’s main climate policy tool.

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