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President Trump confirms US withdrawal from “unfair” Paris Agreement

Published 21:18 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:35 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal, setting off a major rift between the Republican-controlled government and the rest of the world on climate change.

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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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Ineffective Swiss ETS should be scrapped if EU link stalls -govt agency

Published 19:38 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:37 on June 5, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland should consider abandoning its ineffective and oversupplied ETS should a link to the EU’s carbon market not materialise soon, the country’s Federal Audit Office (SFAO) recommended this week.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:05 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  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 Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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CDP forms panel to find right CO2 prices to meet Paris Agreement

Published 22:13 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:30 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Non-profit CDP has formed the world’s first industry-led initiative to define the carbon prices needed for the power generators and other sectors to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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EU’s top court rules regulation of Swiss flights under EU ETS is legal

Published 11:40 on December 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 11:40 on December 21, 2016  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The EU is not obligated to treat equally under its ETS flights between Switzerland and the bloc and those to and from countries outside of Europe, the bloc’s top court ruled Wednesday, upholding the opinion of one of its advisors and ensuring Swiss aviation emissions stay regulated by the scheme.

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EU and China plan meeting to forge closer carbon market ties worldwide

Published 16:17 on November 17, 2016  /  Last updated at 00:30 on November 18, 2016  /  Americas, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The EU and China will convene a meeting of carbon market nations in the first half of 2018 with the aim of advancing work on linking emissions trading systems.

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Swiss carbon auction clears at record low

Published 18:14 on November 16, 2016  /  Last updated at 18:14 on November 16, 2016  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

This month’s Swiss carbon allowance auction cleared at a record low, according to the country’s emissions trading registry.

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EXCLUSIVE: Switzerland, Canadian provinces in high-level carbon market linking talks

Published 13:54 on November 16, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:54 on November 16, 2016  /  Americas, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Switzerland, Quebec and Ontario have opened high-level talks over linking their carbon markets, several well-placed sources told Carbon Pulse, in what could develop into a bridge between North America and Europe’s emissions trading schemes.

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