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VCM Report: VER bull run peters out as participants question rapid rise

Published 19:13 on August 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:29 on August 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standardised voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values retraced from record highs on the spot and futures markets last week, as traders and project developers thought the swift rise in voluntary carbon market (VCM) prices over the late summer months was due for a step back.

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Second forest carbon investment fraudster handed extended UK jail sentence for failing to repay £10 mln

Published 23:46 on August 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:26 on August 19, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A second member of a gang of Oxbridge-educated forest carbon investment fraudsters has been handed another decade in a British jail for failing to repay £10 million in ill-gotten gains.

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Tech sector seen paying above $100/t for offsets to help scale removals

Published 19:47 on August 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:48 on August 6, 2021  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The tech sector favours expensive carbon removals as part of its voluntary climate action to help drive essential technologies to scale, according to a new intermediary focused exclusively on sourcing those types of carbon credits.

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VCM Report: VER bull run storms ahead, CME logs inaugural trades of nature-based offset futures

Published 22:32 on August 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:32 on August 2, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices across multiple product categories in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) extended record highs this week, as CME Group’s nature-based carbon offset futures contract transacted for the first time on Monday.

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Octogenarian Oxford grad returned to jail for not repaying profits from forest carbon investment fraud

Published 22:59 on July 27, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:22 on July 28, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An octogenarian Oxford alumnus has been handed a longer prison sentence for not complying with a confiscation order to repay ill-gotten gains from an investment fraud related to the reforestation carbon market.

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COMMENT: Voluntary carbon market – broken more than breakthrough

Published 15:33 on June 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 18:39 on June 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The voluntary carbon market is supposed to be saving the world. Instead many carbon credit retailers are lining their pockets, warns market veteran and Redshaw Advisors founder Louis Redshaw.

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VCM Report: VER prices tick up as supply shortage sustains

Published 22:47 on May 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:47 on May 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices bucked their recent downward trend this week as voluntary carbon market (VCM) participants continued to point to a lack of low-cost credits to satisfy demand.

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Fraudster pair convicted by UK court for voluntary carbon credit sale scam

Published 22:12 on May 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:31 on May 13, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two fraudsters were convicted by a British court on Wednesday for scamming vulnerable victims out of £36 million in a ‘boiler room’ fraud operation based on the voluntary carbon market.

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VCM Report: VER prices hold steady on strong nature-based demand

Published 22:27 on April 26, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:54 on April 26, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values were largely unchanged week-on-week even with significant activity in a new exchange-traded, nature-based offset, while several forestry project developers have reportedly entered into long-term forward agreements with above-market price floors.

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US extradites British man on carbon credit investor fraud charges

Published 23:04 on April 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:17 on April 22, 2021  /  Americas, EMEA, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US prosecutors have extradited a British man to face trial for his role in an international carbon credit fraud scheme.

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