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Australian Big Four bank hires ex-broker for carbon job

Published 08:19 on December 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:19 on December 2, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

One of Australia’s four big banks has appointed a former emissions broker as its new associate director for carbon trading.

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Think-tank boss appointed to Germany’s economy and climate ‘super-ministry’

Published 18:33 on November 30, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:36 on December 2, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The incoming German coalition government on Tuesday appointed the head of environmental think-tank Agora Energiewende as the top official in the new administration’s beefed-up economy and climate ministry.

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Position adjustments ahead for top carbon ETF after tracked index rebalances

Published 01:38 on November 30, 2021  /  Last updated at 10:42 on November 30, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, UK ETS, US  /  No Comments

The world’s largest carbon allowance ETF is expected to adjust its holdings – currently valued at almost $1.4 billion – in the coming days after the index it tracks announced a major rebalancing with new market weightings.

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US investment bank hires head of Asian environmental products

Published 11:01 on November 29, 2021  /  Last updated at 03:23 on November 30, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A major US investment bank has added to its growing carbon desk in Singapore by hiring a dedicated head of Asian environmental products.

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Researchers pitch minilateral approach to ITMO trade to increase quality, ambition

Published 09:39 on November 26, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:39 on November 26, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Small groups of countries can band together in Climate Action Teams (CATs) under the Paris Agreement’s bilateral trading mechanism to drive high-quality economy-wide emissions reductions in seller countries to help all participants meet their climate targets at lower cost, researchers said Friday.

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Macquarie Group fills senior carbon market position

Published 11:02 on November 25, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:02 on November 25, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australian-headquartered investment bank Macquarie Group has hired a nature-based solutions expert to take up the role of vice president of global carbon at its Singapore office.

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FEATURE: Crypto has big plans for the carbon market

Published 04:09 on November 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:35 on November 23, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon-backed crypto initiative Klima DAO has shaken the voluntary offset market since its launch a month ago, and it could be just the start as decentralised finance and blockchain ventures eye up project development and intergovernmental emissions trade.

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Intermediaries in China carbon market see windfall gains from rapidly rising voluntary offset prices

Published 13:03 on November 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 13:03 on November 17, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Intermediaries in the Chinese carbon market are reaping benefits from fast-rising offset prices as the gap widens between what domestic developers ask and the international market is paying.

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COP26: Reactions to the Glasgow Climate Pact and a summary of other major announcements

Published 23:57 on November 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:12 on November 14, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here are selected expert reactions to the Glasgow Climate Pact, which was concluded at the UN COP26 summit late Saturday, as well as a summary of the major announcements made during the two-week talks.

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Japan’s Idemitsu eyes carbon market, announces first offset-backed voyage

Published 06:45 on November 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 06:45 on November 12, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, International, Japan, Other APAC, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japanese oil company Idemitsu is considering opportunities in the voluntary carbon market with generation of credits based on its technologies, and on Friday announced its first offset-backed crude oil transport.

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