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Ontario offset protocol development put on hold, leading investors to hope for federal intervention

Published 19:03 on June 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:56 on June 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ontario has halted the development of its offset protocols following Premier-designate Doug Ford’s decision to scrap the province’s carbon market, leaving project developers and investors in limbo and hoping the Canadian federal government will step in to save the burgeoning industry.

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Germany extends support work for poorer nations on carbon markets, orders EU ETS liquidity study

Published 18:30 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:46 on June 15, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany is to extend beyond this year a three-year project to support poorer nations on carbon markets, while also opening a tender seeking experts to study EU ETS market liquidity, documents showed.

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California’s ARB awards nearly 790k offsets in latest issuance

Published 22:38 on June 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on June 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB handed out just shy of 790,000 carbon offsets across three different project types this week, as compliance demand helps boost prices.

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Number of deregistered CDM projects doubles

Published 16:35 on June 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:35 on June 8, 2018  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The number of projects that have been deregistered from the CDM has doubled, according to UNFCCC data.

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Qantas, GreenCollar Group team up on carbon, reef credits

Published 10:37 on June 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:41 on June 8, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australian airline Qantas and carbon project developer GreenCollar Group have partnered up to generate and market credits from projects that cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the threatened Great Barrier Reef.

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BRIEFING – Purchase power: How companies use green certificates to boost their climate credentials

Published 19:42 on June 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:44 on June 8, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A fast-rising number of companies worldwide are using green certificates as part of a strategy to help demonstrate their climate credentials, elevating their efforts to levels sometimes more ambitious than those required by governments under the Paris Agreement.

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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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Climate expert launches new firm to circumvent traditional process for developing US carbon offset protocols

Published 21:40 on May 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:46 on June 1, 2018  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new company is looking to expand US carbon offset opportunities in agriculture by taking the “opposite approach” to the current system of protocol development.

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Number of CERs used against Colombian carbon tax nears 1.5 million

Published 15:13 on May 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:13 on May 31, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The number of Colombian CERs being cancelled against the country’s carbon tax by big emitters is approaching 1.5 million after another batch was annulled last week.

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Quebec fund hires developers Camco to manage, grow its US methane offset portfolio

Published 23:42 on May 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:42 on May 29, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Quebec-based Inlandsis Fund has teamed up with offset project developers Camco International Group to support the management and growth of methane reduction projects in the California carbon market.

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