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VCM Report: Nature-based VER values lift past CORSIA-eligible units

Published 20:58 on September 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:08 on September 20, 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

Prices for exchange-traded, standardised voluntary emissions reductions (VERs) rose more quickly among nature-based products than CORSIA-qualified credits for the second straight week, reasserting a premium in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) that had evaporated earlier this month.

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US, EU ink methane pact in push to help get COP26 climate summit back on track

Published 01:53 on September 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:53 on September 20, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US and EU have jointly pledged to slash their methane emissions, in an internationally coordinated move seen as a significant step ahead of next month’s UN climate talks, which observers warn are at risk of faltering.

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CARBON FORWARD 2021: Amid global carbon credit boom, experts gather to discuss risks, opportunities

Published 20:27 on September 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:00 on September 20, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The sixth instalment of Carbon Forward – the premier annual environmental markets conference – is back, and it’s stacked with a first-class line-up of speakers to discuss the global boom in carbon credit prices, as well as government- and corporate-led efforts to scale up these markets.

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Scope change, shift to wider baselines required for credibility of voluntary carbon market -think-tank

Published 23:54 on September 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:44 on September 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Moves to scale up the global voluntary carbon market (VCM) would benefit from a shift away from small initiatives and project-level crediting towards corporate-wide abatement efforts and sector- or industry-wide baselines.

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Al Gore-backed data project finds oil and gas emissions may be double estimates

Published 10:56 on September 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:11 on September 16, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A new emissions data project has found that emissions from oil and gas production may be twice as high as previously thought, as new technology builds a more accurate picture of global GHG output.

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VCM Report: CORSIA credit rally halts as nature-based VERs trend up

Published 22:33 on September 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:33 on September 13, 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

Standardised CORSIA-eligible offset contracts on the voluntary carbon market (VCM) came down from record highs in recent days, while nature-based voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values rose to retest the long-standing premium that evaporated this month.

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Louis Dreyfus launches ‘carbon solutions platform’, recruits veteran trio to lead business

Published 20:54 on September 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:54 on September 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, UK ETS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Agricultural commodities merchant Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is launching a ‘carbon solutions’ platform to facilitate its decarbonisation efforts, the Rotterdam-headquartered firm announced Monday.

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Developer Aera strikes €9 mln deal to supply African cookstove offsets

Published 19:32 on September 10, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:32 on September 10, 2021  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

African offset developer Aera Group has struck a €9 million deal to sell offsets from an efficient cookstove programme in Burundi over five years.

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New asset management firm targets $1 bln for premium offset fund

Published 21:46 on September 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:55 on September 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new environmental asset management firm has opened calls for its inaugural voluntary carbon offset fund, seeking to raise up to $1 billion.

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Saudi Arabia to launch carbon trading exchange for MENA region

Published 14:21 on September 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:23 on September 3, 2021  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Middle East, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the country’s markets operator Tadawul Group on Friday announced plans to develop a carbon trading exchange for the Middle East and North Africa region.

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