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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 23:38 on December 4, 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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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:37 on May 14, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2018

Published 23:01 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:07 on February 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s new report finds 2017 marks a key step forward for emissions trading. The adoption of ETSs in emerging economies, structural reforms and new cooperation initiatives have boosted confidence in carbon markets and help establish emissions trading as an important tool in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Davos Digest: Macron gets minimal, but it’s Merkel that’s facing heat

Published 17:59 on January 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:59 on January 25, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron this week announced at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that he will accelerate his country’s coal phaseout a year earlier than previously planned, while reiterating his call for an EU-wide minimum carbon price.

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