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Marubeni secures exclusive agricultural biochar offset deal

Published 10:37 on August 9, 2022  /  Last updated at 10:37 on August 9, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Marubeni Corp. has signed a deal for the exclusive rights to market and sell carbon credits from the agricultural use of biochar generated by a Japanese biochar expert association that works with farmers.

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VCM Report: Standard offset prices pick up to close gap to bespoke market

Published 18:53 on August 8, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:06 on August 8, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, South Korea, Switzerland, Uncategorized, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The market turned a corner at the end of the week, with standard offsets prices jumping higher to close the gap on a bespoke market that has been more successful in resisting the bearish trend.

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UPDATE – Xpansiv to buy Evolution Markets to create carbon powerhouse

Published 17:52 on August 4, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:09 on August 4, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A powerhouse is being created in the global carbon markets with Xpansiv, a major platform for environmental markets, announcing Thursday it is acquiring Evolution Markets, one of the world’s largest emissions brokerages.

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Price gap widening between OTC and futures market for new nature-based VERs

Published 18:21 on August 3, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:21 on August 3, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, Other APAC, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nature-based, standardised spot and futures VER values remained in the doldrums Wednesday amid inflation-triggered economic uncertainty, widening the gap below a bespoke voluntary carbon market (VCM) where prices are climbing higher for newer vintage credits.

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Verra proposes tough KYC checks for tokenising VCS credits

Published 14:00 on August 3, 2022  /  Last updated at 08:50 on August 3, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Crypto companies must undertake extensive know-your-counterparty (KYC) checks if they wish to tokenise Verra credits in the future, the registry has proposed.

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Ahead of GX League start, Mitsui launches lifecycle CO2 platform for Japanese market

Published 08:30 on August 3, 2022  /  Last updated at 08:30 on August 3, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Trading house Mitsui has launched a platform to visualise and estimate lifecycle CO2 emissions on a product level, which it will offer to clients linked to decarbonisation services, such as carbon credit sales.

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New carbon offset protocol on bio-oil sequestration promises durable removals

Published 14:30 on August 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 16:00 on August 2, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A US-based firm on Tuesday released the first in a series of “science-led” standards for carbon removals in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), with the new protocol for bio-oil sequestration promising permanent emissions sequestration in contrast to some nature-based solutions. 

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ICE to launch 10 nature-based futures, extending hedging to vintage 2030

Published 12:18 on August 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 12:23 on August 2, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ten new nature-based offset futures will be introduced by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in mid-August as it looks to snatch market share from rival Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) by adopting a longer timeframe for companies looking to hedge their carbon emission exposure

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Just one-fifth of VER buyers disclosing carbon credit purchases in opaque market -report

Published 21:39 on August 1, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:39 on August 1, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Only a fraction of voluntary carbon market (VCM) buyers chose to self-report their offset purchases in 2021, according to a new report published Monday that provided insight on entities’ preferences for credit vintages, projects’ geographical locations, and co-benefits.

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FEATURE: Huge looming REDD+ issuance sparks unease in voluntary carbon market

Published 15:10 on July 29, 2022  /  Last updated at 03:50 on July 30, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A massive REDD+ carbon credit issuance expected in the coming months has sparked unease from some experts that say the tens of millions of forest protection units are not fit for the voluntary market, while the willingness of buyers to support the efforts remains in the balance.

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