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Lacking UN guidance, Swiss to take ‘safe’ approach to sourcing credits

Published 22:45 on January 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:45 on January 9, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland will take a conservative approach to procuring international credits that is unlikely to run afoul of international guidance in the future, an official said Wednesday.

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Swiss agency pushes on with offset sourcing despite headwinds from home and abroad

Published 18:48 on January 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on January 8, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

A Swiss agency tasked with acquiring Paris-era carbon credits for the country is advancing its sourcing efforts despite uncertainties both on the domestic front and on global rules covering emission trade after 2020.

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Switzerland sets potentially final carbon auction dates before EU ETS linkage

Published 22:44 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:50 on December 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has announced the dates for its next two carbon allowance auctions, which could be the market’s final sales before it links with the EU ETS.

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BRIEFING – COP24: International emissions trading pilots for the Paris era

Published 15:13 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:27 on January 3, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A handful of governments and institutions are working to advance international emissions trading activities even as the rules remain unclear as to how those initiatives can be used to help meet the Paris Agreement.

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COP24: Switzerland, Peru clear way for early Paris-era carbon credit deals

Published 20:23 on December 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:58 on December 17, 2018  /  Americas, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland and Peru have agreed to formalise a process expected to lead to the European nation buying some of the first carbon credits generated under the Paris Agreement framework.

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COP24: Developers, NGOs spar over future role of CDM

Published 18:15 on December 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:33 on December 4, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South & Central, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The continuation of the CDM and its CER credits when the Paris Agreement takes effect in 2021 has emerged as a major point of contention in the early days of the UN climate summit in Poland, as developers and NGOs remain widely split on the issue.

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Hopes fade for progress on a CDM transition this year

Published 22:54 on November 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:54 on November 20, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are not expected to offer much clarity on how the CDM will transition into the post-2020 Paris Agreement era as year-end UN talks in Katowice get bogged down in other issues, observers say.

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Swiss CO2 price crashes to record low at latest auction

Published 18:52 on November 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:03 on November 13, 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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