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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 12:26 on September 1, 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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ICIS head of European power and carbon analytics leaving to join boutique consultancy

Published 15:22 on June 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:22 on June 2, 2021  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The head of European power and carbon analytics at ICIS is leaving for a boutique consultancy, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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COMMENT: Growing Pains in the UK ETS

Published 12:22 on May 31, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:22 on May 31, 2021  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, UK ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The UK ETS has been up and running for more than a week now, and while it might be stretching things to say that we can already see a few trends, there are nonetheless a few interesting developments worth noting.

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COMMENT: Offsetting 2.0 – how ratings can help avoid a race to the bottom

Published 19:56 on May 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:22 on May 20, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In order to avoid fungibility becoming a race to the bottom, the voluntary carbon market needs tools that recognise the variation in carbon returns and enables the creation of products that capture this variation, according to Sebastien Cross of BeZero Carbon.

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