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China’s Hebei to launch carbon offset market

Published 08:48 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:04 on October 16, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Hebei will launch a pilot voluntary carbon offset market across five cities by the end of the year, which could be implemented province-wide by 2020 with a view to making the credits eligible for compliance use for local industry in the national emissions trading scheme.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Oct. 12

Published 11:23 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:16 on October 12, 2018  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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ETS back on agenda as China clarifies ministry role

Published 10:46 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:23 on October 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s environment ministry has clarified the structure and role of its climate change division, adding the construction of the national emissions trading scheme to its list of duties after omitting the ETS from an initial overview published last month.

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Bluesource hires carbon market expert to drive business development

Published 00:06 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:06 on October 11, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Project developer and advisory firm Bluesource has hired a carbon market and renewable energy expert to drive its voluntary offset business.

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China’s coal habit puts energy firms at massive financial risk -report

Published 00:01 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:41 on October 10, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s top generators risk losing nearly $400 billion in stranded assets by 2040 if they don’t step up the retirement rate of coal-fired power plants, a report said Wednesday.

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IPCC issues sternest warning yet on need for major emission cuts

Published 09:56 on October 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:24 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

The world must cut CO2 45% below 2010 levels by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by mid-century if it is to stand a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said Monday in a report highlighting the far-reaching differences in impact between 1.5C and 2C of warming.

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As CORSIA doubts persist, developers push ‘future-proof’ carbon projects to airlines

Published 21:42 on October 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:43 on October 4, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Developers are focusing on investing in and promoting carbon-cutting projects they think most likely to be eligible under the CORSIA aviation offset scheme, in an effort to encourage airlines to buy the units ahead of rules being finalised.

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Private equity firm buys stake in carbon traders ACT Group

Published 23:07 on October 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:21 on October 2, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

London-based private equity firm Three Hills Capital Partners (THCP) has spent more than €60 million to purchase a minority stake in the environmental and energy commodities trading company ACT Group.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Sep. 28, 2018

Published 11:19 on September 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:17 on September 29, 2018  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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Carbon veteran leaves Sindicatum following offset portfolio sales

Published 11:32 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon expert has left project developer Sindicatum to pursue other opportunities, Carbon Pulse has learned, several months after the Singapore-based firm sold its US and Asian offset portfolios.

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