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BP’s offset unit expands voluntary offering with SDG focus

Published 18:40 on July 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:22 on July 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil giant BP’s offsetting initiative BP Target Neutral has expanded its portfolio for 2017 by using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for assessment to investing in four carbon-cutting projects.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – July 2017

Published 12:12 on July 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:00 on July 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in the voluntary offset market has calmed in the last month and prices have stagnated slightly. With western corporates heading into the summer holiday season, activity is expected to remain lacklustre for the next six weeks.

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CDM board alters fee system to address growing number of unclaimed CERs

Published 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s Executive Board this week took steps to curb the increasing number of CERs that are sitting in UNFCCC ‘pending accounts’ awaiting payment of required issuance fees by their owners.

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VCS teams up with Standards Council of Canada on new offset verifier accreditation scheme

Published 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Standards Council of Canada have teamed up to provide a new accreditation programme for validation/verification bodies (VVBs).

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Carbon trading firm Vertis opens sixth European office in Poland

Published 15:15 on July 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:10 on July 13, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Budapest-based carbon trading firm Vertis has opened an office in Poland, its sixth in Europe, as the company continues with its expansion plans.

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Malaysia’s Kelantan govt distances itself from unauthorised forestry carbon project offset sales

Published 11:56 on July 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:01 on July 6, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Malaysia’s Kelantan state on Wednesday said it has not asked any private companies to start selling carbon credits associated with a 400,000-hectare forestry project and urged any buyers to go to the police, raising more questions regarding the government’s controversial partnership with the scheme’s developer.

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Malaysian REDD project in doubt after central bank places operator on warning list

Published 13:56 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:27 on July 12, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Malaysian central bank has put a private company operating a massive forestry project for Kelantan state on its Financial Consumer Alert list, casting doubt over the project’s credibility and ability to generate UN-issued offsets.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – June 2017

Published 16:53 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT notes quieter market conditions as offset traders occupy themselves with preparing portfolio proposals for corporate clients rather than carrying out deals. Will this trend continue into Q3?

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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