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Owner of former offset developer Camco winds up carbon activities

Published 17:31 on January 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:21 on January 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Former carbon credit developer Camco is to close as London-listed parent firm RedT completes a long-standing strategy to focus purely on its energy storage business.

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COMMENT: The Climate Trust rings in 2018 with a forecast of the top 10 carbon market trends

Published 16:28 on January 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on January 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Dialogue, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions on carbon market policies and ideas that will matter in 2018.

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Washington state officials considering appeal after judge quashes market-based carbon rule

Published 21:06 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:06 on December 18, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Washington state officials are considering their legal options to appeal a case targeting its Clean Air Rule after a superior court judge on Friday sided with the petitioners and blocked the measure from moving forward.

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CAR awards first offsets to Disney-backed Mexican forest project

Published 11:52 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:16 on December 18, 2017  /  Americas, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) has issued voluntary offsets to the first Mexican forestry project registered under the programme.

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DIALOGUE: What future for the voluntary carbon market in a world full of emission targets?

Published 09:21 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:17 on December 19, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Dialogue, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The voluntary carbon market is maintaining demand from corporate buyers but seeing average carbon credit prices fall under a looming global climate regime that could potentially squeeze them out. (Carbon Pulse Dialogues are discussions about carbon markets and climate policy by a selection of leading experts)

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South Africa publishes new draft carbon tax bill, with implementation further delayed

Published 19:44 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:45 on December 15, 2017  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The South African government on Thursday published a second draft of its long-delayed carbon tax bill, making a number of amendments based on stakeholder comments received following the release of the previous iteration in 2015.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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Ontario, Quebec take steps to advance provincial voluntary markets

Published 22:15 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:44 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments and organisations in Ontario and Quebec have taken recent measures to develop and advance voluntary carbon markets in their provinces.

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