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COMMENT: Playing with fire – the EU carbon market for buildings

Published 13:08 on July 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 13:18 on July 9, 2021  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

EU plans for an upstream cap on emissions from buildings and transport are both welcome and worrying, says Sanjeev Kumar of the European Geothermal Energy Council.

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COMMENT: We need to talk about the EU’s carbon market

Published 12:30 on July 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:30 on July 2, 2021  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

If Europe is serious about remaining a frontrunner in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, then it urgently needs an ambitious EU ETS reform to clean up its historic addiction to free handouts so the practices of sustainable frontrunners become the market norm, argues Leon de Graaf of #SustainablePublicAffairs.

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COMMENT: Climate impact claims to crowd in private sector finance

Published 16:56 on June 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 17:00 on June 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There is growing interest in uses of the carbon market that do not rely on unique claims, and expanding the use of the voluntary carbon market to accommodate new claims can crowd in even more investment without being limited to a narrowing pool of options available for offsetting, writes Sarah Leugers of Gold Standard.

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INTERVIEW: Startup founded by ex-BP risk boss aims to streamline net zero commodity trading

Published 11:01 on June 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:32 on June 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With corporate net zero ambitions growing by the day, a startup led by oil major BP’s former risk boss wants to certify the carbon neutrality of the commodity transactions that will form the basis of many of these efforts.

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COVID claims life of “beloved and honourable” California carbon market economist

Published 12:49 on June 21, 2021  /  Last updated at 13:21 on June 21, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A respected and admired economist covering California’s carbon market has passed away after falling ill with the coronavirus.

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INTERVIEW: Rabobank to launch voluntary credits marketplace in early 2022, says carbon bank CEO

Published 20:35 on June 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:35 on June 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Rabobank intends to launch its marketplace for carbon credits generated from sustainable agricultural practices early next year, the CEO of its newly-launched Rabo Carbon Bank told Carbon Pulse.

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COMMENT: Voluntary carbon market – broken more than breakthrough

Published 15:33 on June 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 18:39 on June 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The voluntary carbon market is supposed to be saving the world. Instead many carbon credit retailers are lining their pockets, warns market veteran and Redshaw Advisors founder Louis Redshaw.

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London-based carbon fund dips toe in UK ETS as new market attracts more interest

Published 15:50 on June 14, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:50 on June 14, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, UK ETS, US  /  No Comments

A London-based carbon fund has made its first investment in the UK’s nascent emissions trading scheme, as interest from non-compliance players builds.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Shades of REDD+: Corresponding Adjustments, Equity, and Climate Justice

Published 15:07 on June 10, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:07 on June 10, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The increasing commoditization of carbon markets makes us forget that behind these board room discussions, there is a real-world problem out there with the plight of real people at stake. While being an invention of the global north, carbon markets came with a great promise for us here in the South. The idea of backing voluntary claims with corresponding adjustments puts this promise at grave risk, writes Sandeep Roy Choudhury – Co-Founder of VNV Advisory Services, Co-Chair of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), and Director at the Carbon Initiative Forum.

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Veteran carbon market analyst to join Andurand Capital

Published 10:00 on June 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:15 on June 9, 2021  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, UK ETS  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon market analyst is to join hedge fund Andurand Capital Management, where as head of climate research he will advise on the launch of new environmentally-focused investment vehicles.

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