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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

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UN launches tender to buy 170k CERs

Published 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on September 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN has launched a tender to buy a total 170,200 CERs, including those from projects in LDCs, Argentina and Colombia, as well as from initiatives with co-benefits for women.

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EU Parliament votes to put CORSIA aviation offset scheme under closer watch

Published 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the suspension of extra-European flights from the EU ETS, but called for a review of the UN’s CORSIA scheme that could see those routes become regulated under the bloc’s carbon market again in the future.

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Investors, climate need tight post-2020 CER restrictions -report

Published 10:45 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:58 on September 12, 2017  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The types of CERs eligible for use under the Paris Agreement or other emerging programmes such as CORSIA must be restricted to ensure the integrity of new markets and the confidence of investors, researchers have warned.

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CARBON FORWARD: The buyer’s dilemma – what makes a good carbon credit?

Published 11:24 on September 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:15 on September 7, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments, companies and investors take different approaches to weed out carbon credits they deem lacking in environmental integrity, making it tricky for airlines to anticipate buying options in what will become the world’s biggest offsetting scheme.

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Nova Scotia cap-and-trade stakeholders favour linked, WCI-friendly market despite govt reservations

Published 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A majority of stakeholders polled by the Nova Scotia government over its proposed cap-and-trade scheme favour designing it based on WCI’s rules and linking it to other North American carbon markets.

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Two carbon traders on gardening leave after parting ways with employers

Published 12:02 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Two carbon traders have started gardening leave after parting ways with their respective companies, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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South Korean plan to expand int’l offset eligibility in 2021 on track, but could feature limits

Published 16:02 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:32 on September 11, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea remains on track to broadly expanding the eligibility of international offsets in its emissions trading scheme from 2021, but the country could opt to bring in EU-style restrictions for some project types or countries, a senior government official told Carbon Pulse.

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FEATURE – Off his radar: Low-key approach seen crucial to CORSIA evading Trump’s climate axe

Published 19:44 on July 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on July 30, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement and his wider rollback of national climate policies has raised concerns over whether the country will fulfil its pledge to initially partake in the UN’s global aviation offset scheme, leading many to hope the issue stays off his radar.

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Germany launches tender to buy CERs to offset 2016 federal govt travel

Published 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure offsets to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials in 2016.

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