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Australian initiative aims to reduce offset risk through new standards

Published 10:25 on December 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:05 on December 21, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A newly formed industry association is planning to develop carbon estimation and reporting standards for vegetation-based carbon credit projects to reduce risk for involved parties and increase confidence for banks lending to project developers.

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Brokers recommend NZ emitters pay fixed CO2 price, bank allowances

Published 11:33 on December 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:33 on December 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Emitters in the New Zealand ETS should pay the fixed price option for 2018 instead of surrendering permits, brokers OM Financial said Wednesday, in a recommendation that could keep up to 34 million NZUs in the system next year.

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Revoked project to put further strain on supply-choked Australian offset market

Published 11:03 on December 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:03 on December 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A recently revoked Australian energy efficiency project could add annual demand of upwards of 500,000 tCO2e to meet its contractual obligations to the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), stretching the country’s small secondary offset market to the limits of its capacity and likely pushing up prices in the process.

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Australia’s ruling Coalition dismisses internal push to put emissions back in energy plan

Published 09:52 on December 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:52 on December 19, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s federal government on Wednesday dismissed a push from the New South Wales state energy minister to put a carbon emissions obligation back into the national energy strategy.

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EU, New Zealand agree to increase cooperation on emissions trading

Published 21:47 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:54 on December 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, US  /  No Comments

The EU and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation on emissions trading, their respective climate bosses announced on Monday.

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BRIEFING – COP24: International emissions trading pilots for the Paris era

Published 15:13 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:27 on January 3, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A handful of governments and institutions are working to advance international emissions trading activities even as the rules remain unclear as to how those initiatives can be used to help meet the Paris Agreement.

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Offset purchases drop to new record low in Australia’s latest ERF auction

Published 08:55 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:46 on December 17, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator achieved record low volumes in last week’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction, the agency said Monday.

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COP24: Divisive Article 6 talks pushed to next COP as nations agree Paris rulebook

Published 04:31 on December 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:18 on December 17, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Negotiators in Katowice reached agreement on a Paris rulebook late Saturday night, but Article 6 left a gaping hole as a decision on carbon markets was left for the next major round of negotiations in Chile.

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COP24: Article 6 talks face postponement to avoid collapse of Paris rulebook -sources

Published 09:24 on December 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:18 on December 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments look set to resume talks next year on a framework for international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, as negotiators seek to postpone the issue rather than risk collapsing the entire Paris rulebook, numerous sources close to the process told Carbon Pulse on Saturday.

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COP24: Roundup for Dec. 14, 2018

Published 22:58 on December 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:14 on December 14, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, South & Central  /  No Comments

Numerous delays from ongoing Paris rulebook negotiations have pushed the culmination of the UN climate summit past its scheduled conclusion on Friday, with talks slated to go at least through Saturday morning.

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