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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Leading scientists, lawyers challenge Trump on Social Cost of Carbon

Published 14:55 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:55 on August 18, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Despite the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the official estimate of the Social Cost of Carbon and disband the interagency working group that developed it, a group of prominent economists and lawyers have highlighted the metric’s continued validity for policymaking.

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Companies warned on chasm between current and future carbon prices

Published 18:51 on August 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:54 on August 15, 2017  /  International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Current carbon market prices do not square with what governments worldwide are planning, leaving many companies vulnerable to future regulatory shocks, according to risk analysis firm Trucost.

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Hawaii seeks partner to develop reforestation offset project

Published 15:50 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:50 on August 9, 2017  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Hawaii has launched a tender in its search for a partner firm to help it generate voluntary carbon offsets through a reforestation and land recovery project.

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Japanese firms show renewed interest in offsets

Published 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japanese firms are increasingly re-entering the carbon offset market to help achieve sustainability goals, according to local media.

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CBL Markets hires broker to help drive US carbon and renewables trading

Published 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets has hired a former environmental commodities broker to help drive its North American sales and trading activity.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Aug. 4, 2017

Published 14:53 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:53 on August 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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Australia’s Aboriginal Carbon Fund partners with Canadian First Nations group on offsets

Published 12:47 on August 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:47 on August 3, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australian project developer the Aboriginal Carbon Fund (AbCF) has signed a cooperation agreement with the First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC) in Canada to develop offset projects in indigenous communities.

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ACR releases new offset rules for ODS and climate-warming foam destruction projects

Published 16:18 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on August 2, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has published a new methodology for earning carbon offsets from the destruction of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that expands on California’s rules.

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EEX teams up with new incubator run by former ECX chief, CO2 market veterans

Published 12:55 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:36 on August 2, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has joined forces with a new financial markets incubator chaired by the former CEO of the European and Chicago Climate Exchanges and co-founded by several carbon market veterans.

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Multinationals use voluntary pledges to replicate CO2-capped operations worldwide

Published 09:36 on July 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:11 on July 31, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A growing number of big-emitting corporations are expanding carbon-cutting strategies from their operations in CO2-capped jurisdictions to facilities worldwide as part of voluntary pledges to the Paris Agreement.

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