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Offset developers, registries must bring higher-integrity protocols to market -report

Published 23:36 on April 19, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:36 on April 19, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, EMEA, International, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) participants and registries need to quickly scale-up high integrity offset protocols amid rising corporate demand, while also making tweaks to existing protocols to account for inadequacies, according to a white paper published Monday. 

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VCM Report: Nature-based offset trades rev up amid wider VER stagnation

Published 19:14 on April 19, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:14 on April 19, 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) prices dithered this week evenas spot commodities exchange and market data firm Xpansiv announced the inaugural trades in its nature-based offset product, while a new report highlighted the expansion of voluntary carbon market (VCM) interest in forestry-based credits over the past five years. 

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COMMENT: Climate action claims are the new frontier for robust carbon accounting

Published 19:21 on April 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:21 on April 16, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Instruments to reduce emissions need to be clearly ranked for their environmental integrity and associated with robust claims that provide an accurate representation of the impacts achieved, argues Marion Verles of SustainCERT, adding that having civil society formulate a consensus on what can and can’t be done with offsets would go a long way in reassuring corporates and citizens that the market is trustworthy.

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Major investors BlackRock, Temasek join forces to combat climate change

Published 00:39 on April 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:44 on April 13, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Other APAC, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two of the world’s largest investment firms have teamed up to fund next-generation solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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VCM Report: VER prices fade to one-month low, while traders mull impacts of forestry credit review

Published 19:40 on April 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:40 on April 12, 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 emission reduction (VER) prices continued a month-long descent this week as activity picked up in the futures market, while voluntary carbon market (VCM) traders pondered the impacts of US-based The Nature Conservancy undertaking an internal review of its forestry projects over additionality concerns.

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INTERVIEW – Making the grade: London-based startup launches carbon offset ratings service

Published 11:51 on April 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:53 on April 12, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The flourishing global voluntary carbon market is about to achieve another ‘coming of age’ milestone: its own fixed income-style ratings system.

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Shell invests $90 mln in nature-based activities over past year

Published 19:51 on April 7, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:37 on April 7, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil major Shell invested around $90 million in nature-based carbon mitigation activities over 2020, ramping up financing to help meet a pre-pandemic pledge to allocate $300 mln over three years.

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UPDATE – VCM Report: VER issuances and retirements grow in first quarter of 2021

Published 23:37 on April 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 14:10 on April 6, 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 emission reduction (VER) prices largely continued their downward or stagnant trend this week on lower activity, even as data showed voluntary carbon market (VCM) issuances and retirements surged in the first quarter of the year compared to 2020.

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US airline JetBlue expands existing VER commitment with net zero pledge

Published 22:45 on April 1, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:45 on April 1, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Low-cost carrier JetBlue on Thursday announced it will reach net zero emissions by 2040, building on the airline’s existing voluntary emissions reduction (VER) pledge to offset GHGs from all domestic flights.

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Value of US carbon allowance ETFs tops $100 mln as investor interest heats up

Published 17:46 on April 1, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:21 on April 1, 2021  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland, UK ETS, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the two US-listed carbon allowance ETFs has topped $100 million while daily trading volumes surge, as investors continue to swarm into the fast-growing asset class.

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