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CP Daily: COP23 Special

Published 13:17 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:35 on November 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate talks held in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6-17 made modest progress on a number of technical issues including rules underpinning global carbon trading under the Paris Agreement, but a great deal of work remains ahead of next year’s deadline to complete the 2015 pact’s rule book.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Nov. 17, 2017

Published 15:37 on November 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:01 on November 17, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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UPDATE – China ETS to kick off with two years of simulated trade, no compliance obligations

Published 18:30 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:03 on November 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s national emissions trading scheme is set to be a “game” when it starts in the coming months, with no real trades or compliance obligations during its first two years of operation, two sources close to the market’s design process said Wednesday.

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Carbon consultancy Ecofys loses director to government role

Published 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon consultant is leaving Ecofys for a role in the road, water and waterways agency of the Dutch government.

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COP23: No China ETS launch in Bonn as market lacks Cabinet approval

Published 09:09 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on November 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The much-anticipated launch of China’s national emissions trading scheme looks unlikely to take place during the UN talks in Bonn as the State Council has yet to approve the regulator’s proposed plans, China’s special representative on climate change said Tuesday.

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COP23: ETS links slink back on Asia Pacific countries’ priority list

Published 17:52 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:21 on November 13, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

Linking emerging Asian Pacific emissions trading markets is slowly dropping down the list of priorities for regional climate policy officials, even as the need to cooperate in developing markets increases.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Nov.10, 2017

Published 14:53 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:53 on November 10, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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CORRECTED – COP23: Germany puts €50m towards N2O abatement, eyes €20m in offsets via World Bank auction platform

Published 14:30 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:49 on November 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany will spend €50 million in directly funding N2O nitric acid abatement in developing countries and is aiming put an additional €20 million towards buying CDM or voluntary offsets via the World Bank’s auction platform emerging out of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF).

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China regulator leaning towards rejecting pilot permits in national ETS, pulling plug on new regional markets

Published 09:56 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:26 on November 11, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China is considering whether to rule out the use of pilot market CO2 permits in its national ETS, ban new regional schemes and also possibly shut down some existing ones, in an effort to establish a single, consolidated carbon market, according to an NDRC proposal seen by Carbon Pulse.

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NZ minister hints at reducing reliance on international carbon credits

Published 09:22 on November 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:22 on November 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

New Zealand looks set to scale down its plans to buy foreign carbon credits to meet its Paris target after Climate Change Minister James Shaw on Thursday said the government would look to do more to cut domestic emissions.

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