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Portugal adopts passenger carbon tax in 2021 state budget

Published 15:19 on November 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:19 on November 26, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A proposal to introduce a passenger tax in Portugal’s budget for next year was adopted in the national Parliament on Wednesday.

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Rising CO2 price could accomplish half of Canada’s 2050 net zero goal -report

Published 21:23 on November 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 24, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Canada could reach its 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction goals by increasing its carbon price over the next two decades, with the country achieving more abatement if it phases out its output-based pricing system, a report said Tuesday.

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Denmark excludes increased carbon levy in ‘green’ taxation reform

Published 11:25 on November 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:24 on November 24, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Danish government has backed down on moves to increase its carbon tax, with the measure excluded from reform proposals presented late Monday following months of debate among ministers.

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Lithuania should impose a carbon tax, slash fossil fuel subsidies -OECD

Published 23:31 on November 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:31 on November 23, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The OECD urged has urged Lithuania to introduce a carbon tax and slash its fossil fuel subsidies in order to achieve its national climate objectives.

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Grid operators, fossil fuel states differ on US FERC carbon pricing statement

Published 21:01 on November 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:01 on November 18, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Stakeholders drew competing views of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposed policy statement last month on CO2 pricing, with wholesale power grid operators supporting the move and fossil-fuel heavy states encouraging a more cautious path forward.

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IMF “hopeful” of a rising international carbon price floor

Published 18:08 on November 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:20 on November 18, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, CBAM, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Reaching Paris Agreement commitments could be complemented with a rising carbon price floor at a global level, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.

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Pacific Islands pin hopes on carbon pricing as ‘weak’ shipping emissions deal looms

Published 17:57 on November 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 16, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Other APAC, Shipping  /  No Comments

Two Pacific Island nations urged the UN to advance carbon pricing plans for shipping on Monday, as nations were poised to endorse a global maritime deal that would allow the sector’s emissions to rise for another decade.

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Global net zero commitments may render EU carbon border levy “less” necessary -Commission climate chief

Published 16:34 on November 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:35 on November 16, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, CBAM, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Recent carbon neutrality and net zero pledges by some of the world’s most industrialised nations could render the EU’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) “less” necessary, the European Commission’s climate chief said Monday.

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Goldman Sachs Int’l CEO on carbon markets: They are for real, and demand is going to grow

Published 23:25 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:49 on November 13, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

“Trading carbon is going to be for real, and the demand for it is going to grow. So the question is how do we bring this together in one place,” said Goldman Sachs International CEO Richard Gnodde.

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Audio recordings of Carbon Pulse’s side events at the ICAP-IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion

Published 16:46 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:37 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here is a summary of Carbon Pulse’s free side events at this week’s IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, along with links to the audio recordings. (Video recordings not available to due to file size considerations)

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