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COP25: Aviation offset stakeholders hit back at report criticising CORSIA applicants

Published 15:18 on December 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:55 on December 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A recent study challenging the carbon credit standards that have applied for the global CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme made questionable interpretations of the programme’s environmental criteria, and also ran counter to UN body ICAO’s own guidance in the process, developers and brokers said Friday.

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China’s Shanxi launches forest carbon pilot programme

Published 18:16 on December 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on December 4, 2019  /  Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, International  /  No Comments

Shanxi has become the latest Chinese province to launch a programme for generating forest carbon credits, local media reported, a move that could see its offsets gain eligibility in the nation’s ETS and even eventually in ICAO’s CORSIA aviation scheme as part of China’s new voluntary programme.

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None of 14 offset standard contenders meet CORSIA aviation scheme criteria -report

Published 15:09 on November 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:27 on November 27, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

None of the 14 carbon credit standards that have applied for eligibility under the UN’s global CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme meet the criteria set out by governments, while some of the candidates may not even be considered offset programmes.

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China CDM cash to be used to fund gas projects

Published 11:00 on November 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:08 on November 22, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The Chinese government fund administering tax revenue from sales of UN-issued carbon credits has approved preferential loans to three new projects, including two natural gas distribution systems.

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China’s Fujian issues 658,000 forest carbon credits

Published 12:23 on November 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:07 on November 18, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s Fujian province has issued 658,000 forest carbon credits to state-owned forest farms, a move aimed at bringing in revenue for the local forestry industry as the credits are sold to participants in the provincial emissions trading scheme.

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ANALYSIS: Experts divided on CORSIA aviation offset supply estimates, with CDM renewal risk in focus

Published 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, 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, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Experts are differing greatly on the potential supply of eligible carbon credits that could be available under ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme, and specifically on the amount of available CDM units, which are poised to play a key role.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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FEATURE: A year out, UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme mired in offset supply struggles

Published 01:43 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:53 on November 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, 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

The UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme is just over a year away from entering into force, but a myriad of supply- and reputation-related concerns is clouding the horizon for airlines and investors, not least the fact that it remains unclear exactly which credits will be eligible.

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Refintiv hires analyst to cover impending China carbon market

Published 10:50 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:54 on October 31, 2019  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Analysts Refinitiv have hired a Beijing-based expert from the Energy Foundation to track developments ahead of next year’s launch of China’s national emissions trading market.

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Chinese carbon fraudsters lose appeal against jail time, ring leader still at large

Published 11:53 on October 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:49 on October 29, 2019  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four people face prison sentences after losing a court appeal over their involvement in a carbon trading pyramid scheme in China, but the gang leader – who is said to have made $56.6 million from the scam – remains at large, state media reported Tuesday.

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