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Taiwan court convicts couple for $3.3 mln carbon credit investment scam

Published 10:03 on August 30, 2022  /  Last updated at 10:03 on August 30, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Other APAC  /  No Comments

A couple has been convicted by a Taiwanese court for running a carbon credit investment scam and defrauding over 70 victims out of more than NT$100 million ($3.3 million).

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Veteran offset developer ties up with blockchain marketplace to underline Web3 influence

Published 17:12 on August 26, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:12 on August 26, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A veteran project developer has teamed up with a blockchain marketplace to underline the ongoing inroads of decentralised finance and digitalisation in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) that threatens to undermine traditional intermediaries.

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Verra draws from Alberta, California government agencies for new hires

Published 22:54 on August 23, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:54 on August 23, 2022  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset standard developer and manager Verra on Tuesday welcomed two new senior staff from North American subnational government agencies, with both hires having significant experience with compliance-based carbon markets. 

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European Commission’s top climate official Petriccione dies

Published 09:52 on August 23, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:48 on August 23, 2022  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Director-General of the European Commission’s climate directorate (DG CLIMA) has passed away at the age of 65.

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Senior analyst joins carbon project investor eyeing compliance markets

Published 21:01 on August 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:01 on August 22, 2022  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A senior carbon analyst has started work for a Swiss-based company investing in carbon offset projects that is also planning to move into compliance markets, Carbon Pulse learned on Monday.

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Australian offset developer rolls out APAC expansion plans

Published 09:55 on August 19, 2022  /  Last updated at 09:59 on August 19, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, International, Nature-based, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An Australia carbon offset developer is establishing offices in regional hotspots across the Asia-Pacific, eyeing potential new business opportunities across a range of markets and project types.

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AirCarbon Exchange ties up with market surveillance platform

Published 06:50 on August 16, 2022  /  Last updated at 06:50 on August 16, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Singapore-based voluntary carbon trading platform AirCarbon Exchange (ACX) has teamed up with trade surveillance provider Eventus to monitor market activities in a bid to prevent activities like market manipulation or money laundering.

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Over 50 entities join as working groups on digital carbon markets gets underway

Published 09:42 on August 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 09:48 on August 12, 2022  /  Bavardage, International, Nature-based, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 50 stakeholders have agreed to participate in a string of working groups to develop high-quality digital carbon markets, including a number of significant players in the traditional market.

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Commodity firm hires ex-Shell trader for APAC environmental markets desk

Published 07:36 on August 8, 2022  /  Last updated at 00:52 on August 9, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A global energy and commodity trading firm has recruited a carbon trader from Shell for its APAC environmental markets team.

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China’s environmental regulator rejects company plea over emission data fraud accusations

Published 14:08 on August 5, 2022  /  Last updated at 14:08 on August 5, 2022  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s environment ministry has rejected complaints by one of the four verifiers that were named and shamed earlier this year for ETS data falsification, that the government had exaggerated its claims.

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