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Spot exchange CBL to launch second VER contract next month as part of taskforce-aligned offering

Published 17:01 on December 21, 2021  /  Last updated at 17:03 on December 21, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ESG commodities marketplace Xpansiv’s CBL platform will debut a second standardised voluntary emissions reduction (VER) contract in January that aligns with initial principles recommended by the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM), the company said this week.

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VCM Report: VERs extend year-end slump as some sellers give in

Published 20:57 on December 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:57 on December 20, 2021  /  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

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices slipped in most standardised categories this week as a limited amount of sellers accepted lower levels while many participants eyed a new year recovery.

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US firm plans to launch offset-based ETF

Published 22:52 on December 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:23 on December 17, 2021  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A US-based provider of specialised exchange-traded products intends to launch an ETF tracking carbon offset futures, according to regulatory filings on Wednesday.

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Trayport, Incubex VCM trading platform hosts first offset trade

Published 08:00 on December 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:51 on December 15, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UK-based trading software company Trayport has hosted a first trade in voluntary emissions reductions (VERs) on its Joule system ahead of the launch of a dedicated VCM trading platform, the company said Thursday.

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Stripe contracts up to $2,000/tonne CO2 removal purchases in latest commitment

Published 21:08 on December 15, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:08 on December 15, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Online payment processing company Stripe on Wednesday selected four more early-stage CO2 removal (CDR) projects as part of its climate programme, with some of these nascent technologies costing almost $2,000 per tonne.

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Voluntary offset price rally seen resuming into 2022 -brokers

Published 21:02 on December 14, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:02 on December 14, 2021  /  Aviation/CORSIA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices could resume their rally into the second half of 2022 as trading houses look to further bolster their portfolios, brokers said in a research note on Tuesday.

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CORRECTION – VCM Report: VERs post weekly loss amid profit-taking, seller stand-off

Published 20:29 on December 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 13:49 on December 20, 2021  /  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

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices slipped in most standardised categories this week amid some year-end profit-taking and as sellers were seen as unwilling to accept a drop in value in the voluntary carbon market.

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Voluntary carbon market profiteering to be called out, says integrity council

Published 19:03 on December 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:26 on December 9, 2021  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Members of the governance body tasked with taking forward the work of the private sector Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets said they will call out project developers, intermediaries, and other market actors that put profits before the climate.

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VCM Report: VER bull run continues as buyers get less picky

Published 22:36 on December 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 13:41 on December 20, 2021  /  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

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values marched higher this week as voluntary carbon market (VCM) sources reported buyers were becoming less choosey about vintage and credit types amid the year-long surge in prices.

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FEATURE: Climate finance, not offsets, increasingly seen as a nature-based solution as critics persist

Published 19:38 on December 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:27 on December 9, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

With nature-based credits valued at a growing price premium to other types of carbon offsets, scrutiny over the process is also on the rise, with even forest protection standards that are said to be raising the bar on quality finding criticism for lacking environmental integrity.

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