CP Daily: Friday October 2, 2015

Published 21:06 on October 2, 2015  /  Last updated at 21:06 on October 2, 2015  / Carbon Pulse /  Newsletters

A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.

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Poorer nations face let-down as INDCs lack carbon market buyers

Dozens of poorer nations seeking to sell emission reductions to help decarbonise their economies are likely to face disappointment because barely any rich countries are willing to outsource their abatement efforts through buying carbon credits.

India pledges 33-35% cut in carbon intensity by 2030

India, the world’s third biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has pledged to cut the carbon intensity of its economy 33-35% below 2005 levels by 2030 and continue its push to install more renewable energy and increase forest coverage.

EU carbon posts 1.9% weekly gain as CERs hit 2015 high

European carbon prices were steady on Friday to end with a 1.9% weekly gain, while CERs continued their march upwards to touch their highest level so far this year.

N. America markets: RGGI prices climb, testing appetite for tapping 2016 Cost Containment Reserve

Prices in the US RGGI market continued to gain in the wake of the Sep. 11 auction, with Dec-15 allowance prices surging by some 15% to a record $6.82 last week before settling back to $6.78 on Thursday.

NZUs edge up 2.7% but liquidity remains low

Spot NZUs clawed back some lost ground this week, closing Friday at NZ$6.75 ($4.32), up 2.7% from last week, when it fell to a 15-week low.

UN warns of “unavoidable delays” in CDM admin actions, payments due to system overhaul

The UN’s climate change secretariat on Friday warned participants in the CDM to expect “unavoidable delays” in the processing of administrative actions including payments, due to UN-wide system reforms being implemented over the next month or two.

Mexican airline Aeromexico inks CER purchase deal

Mexican airline Aeromexico on Friday announced that it had agreed a deal to buy CERs to help meet international emission reduction goals adopted by the sector.

Vattenfall appoints new emissions trader

Swedish-owned utility Vattenfall has appointed a new senior emissions trader at its Amsterdam office.

Voluntary market data from CTX for Oct. 2, 2015

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data from Carbon Trade Exchange.


Bite-sized updates from around the world

The CDM, the UN’s 18-year-old greenhouse gas market, will probably be killed off unless carbon trading forms a key part of the global climate pact in Paris in December, according to the International Emissions Trading Association. (Bloomberg)

EU trade union leaders are calling for workers in regions dependent on carbon intensive industries to be given financial and other support to help them find new jobs. (EurActiv)

One sure way for Europe’s car industry and regulators to restore trust in them is to include the transport sector in the EU ETS, traders Redshaw Advisors argue in a blog posted on their website.

Half of the world’s coal isn’t worth digging out of the ground at current prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Bloomberg reports.

And finally… Nearly 50 countries missed the Oct. 1 UN deadline for submitting their carbon-cutting plans. Whether due to limited means, sloth or belligerence, Climate Home rounds up which big nations are not playing ball.

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