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Carbon consultancy offering ‘Corona Credits’ to offset emissions reduced by global virus lockdown

Published 09:05 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:26 on April 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

*FREE READ* – A new carbon consultancy is calculating the global greenhouse gas emissions being saved by people working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, and it is packaging and selling the reductions as voluntary carbon offsets.

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Major climate conference nixed over coronavirus

Published 11:55 on March 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:55 on March 19, 2020  /  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, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A major annual climate change conference scheduled for late May has been cancelled over the coronavirus crisis.

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Australian carbon market conference postponed amid virus spread

Published 07:05 on March 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:56 on March 16, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Conversations  /  No Comments

The Carbon Market Institute has postponed its annual Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit as a precaution amid the COVID-19 virus spread, it announced Monday.

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RBS carbon traders found by UK court to have knowingly facilitated EU ETS tax fraud

Published 17:50 on March 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:42 on March 20, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

British bank RBS and its commodities trading division have been found liable for dishonestly assisting and knowingly facilitating tax fraud linked to the EU ETS after two emissions traders at the subsidiary ignored obvious risks, a UK High Court ruled Tuesday.

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S&P Dow Jones launches EU carbon allowance index

Published 11:58 on March 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:58 on March 9, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

S&P Dow Jones Indices on Monday launched an index to track EU carbon allowance prices, it said in a press release.

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Africa, Asia big winners in German government’s carbon offset tenders -report

Published 23:53 on February 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:57 on February 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has purchased more than 1 million carbon credits between 2014 and 2018 to offset the federal government’s emissions from business trips, according to a new report, with virtually all of the units coming from Africa or Asia and almost half from a single project type.

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EasyJet, Harrods breach EU ETS rules as UK issues record £5.6m in fines

Published 02:11 on February 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:11 on February 19, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Low-cost airline EasyJet, luxury department store Harrods, and a renowned British architect were among those to be penalised this month for violating the rules of the EU ETS, as the UK government issued its largest batch of non-compliance fines to date.

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Carbon Pulse kicks off 2020 with two new hires to enter investment, development phase

Published 00:01 on February 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:51 on February 18, 2020  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

Carbon Pulse has expanded its workforce to kick off 2020, hiring two experts to help bolster its unrivalled news and intelligence offering as the five-year old company enters a new period of investment and product development.

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India’s cKinetics acquires carbon market data firm CaliforniaCarbon.info

Published 16:34 on February 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 14, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

Delhi-based sustainability advisory firm cKinetics has acquired carbon market news and data platform CaliforniaCarbon.info, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Former UK int’l aid minister Sharma named BEIS head, COP26 president in shock reshuffle

Published 14:08 on February 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:36 on February 13, 2020  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Former international development minister Alok Sharma has been named UK climate and energy minister and will preside over this year’s UN climate talks, Downing Street announced Thursday as part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle that featured a number of surprises.

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