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VCM Report: Value of trades falls sharply amid bargain-hunting

Published 20:32 on November 28, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:27 on November 28, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

Prompt carbon credit prices edged lower over the past week, but the slight moves masked a much heavier bearish step identified by data aggregator AlliedOffsets, which flagged a slide in transactional value that likely reflects bargain hunting at the expense of fresher and more expensive vintages.

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Expected size of Innovation Fund critical to design of EU industry support schemes

Published 20:14 on November 28, 2022  /  Last updated at 12:03 on November 29, 2022  /  Africa, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The European Commission is honing its support policies for clean hydrogen and other low-carbon solutions – with the first pilot Contract for Difference (CfD) expected next year – but uncertainty over the future volume of the Innovation Fund leaves questions hanging over the best design details.

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Offset quality checking tool aims to cover most of VCM market by Q3 2023

Published 18:19 on November 25, 2022  /  Last updated at 13:11 on December 2, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

An open-access service rating the quality of projects in the voluntary carbon market expects to cover four-fifths of issued carbon credits by Q3 2023 amid plans to add five more project types.

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INTERACTIVE: Mapping international emissions trade agreements as interest gathers pace

Published 17:57 on November 25, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:57 on November 25, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Voluntary  /  2 Comments

As the number of countries announcing bilateral emissions trade agreements and partnerships has increased, Carbon Pulse has launched a tracker to monitor such arrangements as updated national climate plans also point towards a rise in the use of cooperative approaches.

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ANALYSIS: Europe’s dash for LNG to add to emissions leakage headache

Published 19:46 on November 24, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:46 on November 24, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

Europe’s scramble to secure gas from alternative sources after Russia turned off the taps will see an increase in greenhouse gas emissions due to the ramping up of LNG imports that have an overall higher value-chain footprint than pipeline supply, with the additional discharges set to fall outside of the current scope of EU mechanisms.

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Post-COP27 pressure set to mount on who foots bill for climate change

Published 19:44 on November 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:12 on November 23, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

Climate-related finance demands are very likely to grow in the coming weeks and months, as nations meet in high-stakes nature negotiations in Montreal, and discussions escalate elsewhere on broader global-financial-system reform pursuant to the climate crisis.

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VCM Report: Slight uptick in N-GEO activity a bright spot in moribund market

Published 18:32 on November 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:32 on November 21, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

The rise in open interest in the N-GEO future and a slight uptick in the spot N-GEO proved the bright spots for a voluntary carbon market that remained stuck in the doldrums last week amid a lack of year-end mitigation demand.

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CP Daily: COP27 Special

Published 01:28 on November 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 01:28 on November 21, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Newsletters, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

That’s a wrap. The final gavel came down in Sharm el-Sheikh shortly after 0700 local time on Sunday morning, making COP27 the second-longest running round of UN climate talks. Here’s a recast of the *103 articles* published by Carbon Pulse relating to both weeks of the summit.

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ANALYSIS – COP27: UN lays down marker for the future of the voluntary carbon market

Published 01:26 on November 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:56 on November 26, 2022  /  Africa, Aviation/CORSIA, International, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Switzerland, Voluntary  /  No Comments

Negotiations on a new UN carbon crediting mechanism took only limited steps at COP27 climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh this month, but some believe the process is providing a clear signal to the shape of the current voluntary carbon market (VCM) that will be hard to ignore.

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COP27: Reactions to the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan and a snapshot of key announcements

Published 14:25 on November 20, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:57 on November 20, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary  /  No Comments

Here are selected expert reactions to the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan, which was concluded at the UN COP27 summit early on Sunday, along with a snapshot of key announcements made at the two-week event.

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