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Record batch of Colombian CERs cancelled by emitters against country’s carbon tax

Published 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A record batch of Colombian CERs were voluntarily cancelled this week for use by local emitters against the country’s carbon tax.

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European carbon traders posit cause of surprise CER price surge

Published 23:01 on July 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:13 on July 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

CERs surged to a 20-month high on Wednesday, accelerating a recent rally that has seen prices double in the past four months and which has left many traders scratching their heads.

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S&P Dow Jones launches equity indexes that weigh future carbon price risks

Published 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Share index compiler S&P Dow Jones has launched a series of equity market indexes to measure the performance of companies against their valuation at risk from predicted 2030 carbon prices.

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Experts suggest carbon border measures against US as EU, China move closer on climate

Published 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The rest of the world should retaliate against the US’ escalating trade tariffs with carbon border adjustments rather than tit-for-tat countermeasures, according to researchers.

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COMMENT: New CDM issuance rules penalise developers and discriminate against smaller companies

Published 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

The UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has enjoyed great success in deploying more than $300 billion of investment into clean technology in developing countries around the world. But recent decisions by the UNFCCC risk alienating may of the companies whose activities support this mechanism and discriminate against smaller enterprises.

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China CORSIA withdrawal reports inaccurate, official tells media

Published 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Reports that China has withdrawn from the voluntary first phases of the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme are inaccurate, according to a representative of China’s delegation to ICAO.

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Mystery of illegal ozone-depleting emissions solved, say environmental investigators

Published 14:15 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:39 on July 9, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Environmental sleuths have tracked down what they believe is the location of a large illegal source of ozone-destroying emissions.

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New Zealand’s Z Energy seals voluntary carbon deal at above-market price

Published 11:13 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 06:26 on July 10, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, International, New Zealand, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

New Zealand fuel supplier Z Energy has bought nearly 60,000 voluntary carbon credits at prices higher than in the nation’s mandatory ETS to offset its operational emissions.

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Pruitt resigns as head of US EPA, with ex-coal lobbyist deputy to fill in

Published 22:55 on July 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:03 on July 6, 2018  /  Americas, International, US  /  No Comments

Embattled US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned as leader of the country’s environmental office on Thursday after a multitude of political and financial scandals, with deputy administrator and former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler slated to become the acting agency head on Monday.

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Ex-BP environmental head sets up US firm to trade biofuels, forest carbon

Published 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The former head of environmental products trading at oil major BP has left to set up a US-based firm specialising in biofuels and forest carbon assets.

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