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Russian firm issues carbon credits via blockchain platform

Published 19:16 on October 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on October 23, 2017  /  Africa, Aviation, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Russian chemical company Khimprom has become the first domestic firm to get emission reductions certified, registered and issued on blockchain as part of a private sector-led effort to build a carbon trading hub in the country.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – October 2017

Published 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the end-user marketplace, prices have remained fairly steady for most standards and project types, according to market sources.

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Third CDM project deregistered as voluntary market lures more developers

Published 13:34 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:34 on October 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A third project has been deregistered from the CDM, the first in more than two years, with its NGO developers citing heavy administrative burdens and better returns in the voluntary market as reasons.

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California carbon conference cancelled as thousands flee wildfires

Published 01:22 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:37 on October 10, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Mexico, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit was cancelled a day ahead of its start on Monday due to rampant wildfires that have forced some 20,000 residents to flee the state’s wine-producing region.

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CORSIA countdown triggers blame game on ‘junk’ carbon offsets

Published 20:20 on October 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:12 on October 10, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An expectation of vague guidance from UN agency ICAO on CORSIA’s eligible carbon credits has triggered heated debate over whether the rules will leave airlines vulnerable to buying ‘junk’ units lacking environmental integrity.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Oct. 6, 2017

Published 17:18 on October 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:26 on October 6, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, 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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Airlines, developers split on fate of passenger offset schemes in wake of CORSIA

Published 22:25 on October 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:25 on October 4, 2017  /  Aviation, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines are divided as to whether the voluntary programmes they run to encourage passengers to offset their carbon footprint will dwindle or flourish as the international CORSIA compliance market takes shape.

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GCF board agrees terms for results-based REDD+ funding bids

Published 10:58 on October 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:39 on October 3, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund board has approved conditions for a request for REDD+ proposals using a results-based payment system, although concerns linger about the environmental soundness of the agreed rules.

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CARBON FORWARD: EU pushing for 2016 offset vintage limit as CORSIA rules start to take shape

Published 12:54 on October 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:59 on October 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The EU is pushing for the UN’s aviation offsetting scheme to accept only carbon credits generated from emissions reductions achieved after 2016, according to a senior European Commission official involved in the negotiations.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 29, 2017

Published 19:52 on September 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:20 on September 29, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, 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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