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CARBON FORWARD: Voluntary demand steady but prices fall as market confronts Paris-era doubts

Published 00:06 on September 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:42 on September 29, 2017  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The voluntary carbon market is maintaining demand from corporate buyers but average prices are falling as developers work out the best way to secure their future under a global climate regime that may otherwise squeeze them out.

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More than 60% of London-listed firms don’t report climate risk, report shows

Published 11:01 on September 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:01 on September 26, 2017  /  EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some 61 companies in the FTSE 100 share index are not assessing or disclosing the risk posed to their businesses by climate change, despite increasing demands from investors, according to a report published Tuesday.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 22, 2017

Published 19:36 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:36 on September 22, 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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US-based Climate Trust Capital inks another offset deal, completing targeted trilogy of sectoral investments

Published 17:29 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:29 on September 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US-based private investment fund Climate Trust Capital (CTC) has inked another carbon credit deal, expanding its portfolio into the livestock biogas sector.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:47 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

*This article is available to Carbon Pulse subscribers and free account holders (ex-trialists)*

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California’s tighter offset limits not seen likely to be repeated by WCI partners

Published 00:23 on September 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Restrictions on post-2020 offset use in California’s cap-and-trade scheme are unlikely to be matched by WCI partners Quebec and Ontario, according to government sources and market participants.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 15, 2017

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:32 on September 16, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, 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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Companies need 3-5 years to bed in climate risk disclosures, laws ultimately needed -FSB Task Force

Published 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies will need three-to-five years to refine how they disclose their climate risks in their mainstream financial reporting, but the voluntary practice will eventually need to be made mandatory, according to a key advisor to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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Fires claim first offsets from California’s forest buffer account

Published 23:08 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:30 on September 26, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California this week retired more than 10% of the offsets in the state’s forest buffer account due to fires, while issuing some 654,400 new credits across five projects.

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First Ontario offset project announced as investment begins flowing ahead of protocol release

Published 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Bluesource Canada has signed an agreement to develop one of Ontario’s first offset projects, teaming up with a forest manager to advance the initiative ahead of the forthcoming release of the province’s initial protocols.

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