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UN chief warns Davos on climate inaction, global risks

Published 19:53 on January 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:53 on January 17, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday that there is no sign that governments are planning to effectively manage climate risks, urging the private sector to step up efforts and avoid greenwashing well ahead of November’s COP27 UN climate talks in Egypt.

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VCM Report: Nature-based contract hits new heights while CORSIA units falter

Published 17:59 on January 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:36 on January 17, 2022  /  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 nature-based voluntary emissions reductions (VER) prices found strength this week, while technology-based CORSIA-eligible credits and others generally flatlined or sank.

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Australia’s FFI scores German hydrogen supply agreement, as analysts predict bright future

Published 06:04 on January 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 06:04 on January 17, 2022  /  Africa, Australia, EMEA, International, Middle East  /  No Comments

The green energy arm of Australian iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals Group, has added another green hydrogen deal to its list by signing a supply agreement with Covestro, a German chemicals company, FFI announced on Monday.

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UN teams up with second exchange to promote CDM credit sales to voluntary market

Published 21:25 on January 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 00:35 on January 13, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate change agency has partnered with a second carbon exchange to drive sales of carbon credits issued under its Kyoto-era Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the voluntary carbon market, as the international offsetting scheme readies its transition under the Paris Agreement.

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Carbon Pulse increases European, voluntary carbon market coverage with new hire

Published 23:56 on January 11, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:56 on January 11, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse is enhancing its coverage of the European and voluntary carbon markets with another new hire.

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ANALYSIS: A potent force – making a market for methane emissions

Published 23:05 on January 11, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:17 on January 11, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, CBAM, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Methane emissions concentrations in the atmosphere reached all-time highs in 2021 along with most other greenhouse gases, but with limited upstream regulation at oil and gas operations, product labelling and certificate trading are building momentum as an additional way of curbing the potent discharges.

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VCM Report: VER prices vacillate as C-GEO contracts kick off trading

Published 22:48 on January 10, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:08 on January 11, 2022  /  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 trended in opposite directions this week for different exchange-traded product categories, while Xpansiv market CBL’s Core-GEO (C-GEO) contract saw its first activity after its mid-week launch.

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Natural capital specialist nabs key UN Article 6 legal expert amid rapid scale-up

Published 19:47 on January 6, 2022  /  Last updated at 10:14 on January 7, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital specialist Climate Asset Management has hired a veteran international carbon market expert as its aim to deploy $1.6 billion of investments worldwide gathers pace.

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VCM Report: VER issuances, retirements end year 65-70% higher over 2020 levels

Published 23:45 on January 4, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:45 on January 4, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Issuances and retirements of voluntary emissions reductions (VERs) skyrocketed over the course of 2021 from the four main carbon credit registries, as escalating demand in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) drove offset prices to continuous new records that held mostly steady over the holiday break.

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Carbon offset project development ripe for market consolidation -report

Published 19:33 on January 4, 2022  /  Last updated at 08:44 on January 5, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Deals struck in 2021 between carbon offset project developers and large financiers highlight the potential for voluntary carbon market supply consolidation, a trend that also risks leaving hundreds of smaller project developers on the sidelines as the industry rushes to fill a projected surge in demand.

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