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European Commission publishes another year’s worth of EU ETS trading records

Published 17:38 on May 7, 2021  /  Last updated at 17:46 on May 7, 2021  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland, UK ETS  /  No Comments

The European Commission this week published another year’s worth of trading records from the EU ETS emissions registry, offering a comprehensive glimpse of how carbon units equivalent to over 9.3 billion tonnes of CO2 were shifted across more than 30,000 transactions between May 2017 and Apr. 2018.

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Singapore, Japan ministers to steer Article 6 talks ahead of July meeting

Published 15:59 on May 7, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:19 on May 7, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Singapore and Japan will steer international emissions trade talks on the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 rulebook through a July ministerial-level meeting, according to Alok Sharma, President of the COP26 UN climate negotiations.

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ClimateCare, Natural Capital Partners merge as voluntary market deals gather pace

Published 08:49 on May 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:01 on May 6, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners have merged to help build global scale in the rapidly expanding voluntary carbon market.

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IncubEx fundraise values environmental markets platform at $161 mln ahead of London IPO

Published 23:53 on May 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:27 on May 5, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, RINs & LCFS, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Environmental markets platform IncubEx has raised $11.7 million in its latest fundraising round, valuing the company at $161 mln ahead of an expected IPO in London later this year.

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South Pole buys Belgian climate consultancy CO2logic

Published 08:00 on May 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 16:31 on May 3, 2021  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole has bought Belgium-based climate consultancy CO2logic, its first acquisition since last month’s €20 million-plus fund investment put it on a major growth track.

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VCM Report: VER prices slide further, while corresponding adjustment guidance exerts few impacts

Published 23:04 on May 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:07 on May 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices trended down this week outside of nature-based offerings, while participants reported few direct pricing or liquidity impacts from Verra’s recent guidance to not require corresponding adjustments for voluntary carbon market (VCM) transfers.

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WITHDRAWN – Voluntary carbon market taskforce set to snub project co-benefits

Published 22:00 on April 27, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:39 on May 5, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

This article has been withdrawn due to a misinterpretation of remarks made by Standard Chartered’s Chris Leeds at City and Financial’s Future of Carbon Pricing conference.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Claims+Credibility: Embracing Diversification to Scale Carbon Markets

Published 23:44 on April 26, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:48 on April 27, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Dialogue, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

If total greenhouse gas emissions in new or updated country plans offer a mere 0.5% reduction, greater ambition is needed from governments to fill this gap. Can a robust voluntary carbon market play an important role in this context?

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VCM Report: VER prices hold steady on strong nature-based demand

Published 22:27 on April 26, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:54 on April 26, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values were largely unchanged week-on-week even with significant activity in a new exchange-traded, nature-based offset, while several forestry project developers have reportedly entered into long-term forward agreements with above-market price floors.

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Leaders Summit on Climate: Officials highlight need for public, private action ahead of COP26

Published 17:30 on April 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:01 on April 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Government officials on Friday pushed for the public and private sectors to increase climate ambition ahead of the UN COP26 summit this fall, as the US and other countries announced a pair of initiatives to drive future reductions.

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