US threatens retaliation against EU over carbon border measures -FT

Published 09:34 on January 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:34 on January 27, 2020  /  Americas, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

The US has said it would “react” with possible retaliatory measures against the EU if it opts to impose carbon border adjustments, the Financial Times reported, quoting US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross. Read More

Japan picks projects in seven countries for carbon funding

Published 08:44 on January 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:44 on January 27, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry has picked 10 projects across seven countries for funding under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), expecting the investment to result in 14 million carbon credits by 2030. Read More

RGGI programme review may be influenced by expansion, TCI development

Published 18:59 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:45 on January 27, 2020  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI’s upcoming programme review could be delayed as member states discuss the potential expansion of the power sector ETS and regulators also craft a new cap-and-trade scheme to cover fuel sector emissions across the region, regulatory sources said. Read More

US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Jan. 24, 2020

Published 18:57 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:57 on January 24, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative and regulatory action on carbon pricing and clean energy at the US subnational and federal level taken this week, including developments in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California, and Arizona. Read More

Switzerland sets dates for first EU-linked CO2 auction, warns on low price trend

Published 13:03 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:14 on January 24, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has announced dates for its first carbon allowance auction since linking to the EU ETS, but it warned that the sale could be cancelled if the current trend of excessively low clearing prices continues. Read More

EU Market: EUAs fade after weak auction for 4.2% weekly loss

Published 17:25 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:12 on January 24, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUA prices were poised to end Friday more than a euro below last week's close, as a weak auction stifled prospects of a recovery while traders remain preoccupied with when the UK will finally be able to sell its backdated units. Read More

Australia sees bump in offset issuance, revokes another ERF project

Published 09:44 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:44 on January 24, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator this week handed out over 400,000 carbon credits, but also revoked a project under contract to deliver almost 350,000 tCO2e worth of abatement, further eroding the impact of the country’s primary climate policy tool. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Jan. 24, 2020

Published 09:56 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:56 on January 24, 2020  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week. Read More

World Bank REDD programme adopts changes to align with CORSIA

Published 18:39 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:21 on January 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has made revisions to its deforestation reduction programme methodology in response to comments from an UN aviation expert panel, with an aim of becoming eligible for the international flight offset programme CORSIA. Read More

Doubts emerge for China ETS launch amid new leadership, virus outbreak

Published 10:59 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:44 on January 23, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Uncertainty is emerging over the amount of progress China will make on its national emissions trading scheme this year, as responsibility for the key climate policy this week shifted to a new senior government official, while the outbreak of the Coronavirus raises risks of a policy standstill. Read More

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