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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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Switzerland sets dates for next carbon allowance auctions

Published 16:18 on June 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:24 on June 21, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

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

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Germany, World Bank gear up for €20m N2O offset auction

Published 17:49 on June 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:46 on June 6, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank will host at least one more reverse auction to buy €20 million ($23.4 mln) in carbon credits from N2O abatement projects as part of a German programme to encourage host developing countries to eventually regulate those emissions.

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Switzerland approaches countries to host pilot crediting under Paris Agreement

Published 12:10 on May 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:38 on May 11, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland has begun talks with several developing nations to test pilot GHG-cutting initiatives, aiming to secure carbon credits that could be eventually used to help meet its Paris Agreement goal.

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Cap-and-trade preferred, but “dereliction of duty” for UK to not consider options outside ‘insufficient’ EU ETS -minister

Published 13:11 on March 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:24 on March 21, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

While the UK prefers cap-and-trade as a carbon pricing tool, it would be a “dereliction of duty” for the UK to not look at other, more ambitious opportunities outside the EU ETS when it leaves the bloc, the country’s climate minister said Wednesday.

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Swiss carbon prices continue to climb in latest auction

Published 14:36 on March 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:36 on March 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss carbon allowances climbed to a two-year high in the country’s latest auction, continuing to reverse the downtrend that had gripped the market for much of its first decade.

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