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Value of US carbon allowance ETFs tops $100 mln as investor interest heats up

Published 17:46 on April 1, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:21 on April 1, 2021  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland, UK ETS, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the two US-listed carbon allowance ETFs has topped $100 million while daily trading volumes surge, as investors continue to swarm into the fast-growing asset class.

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Ever Given-inspired Greek startup floats carbon offset scheme from disrupted ships, planes

Published 08:31 on April 1, 2021  /  Last updated at 18:29 on April 1, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new Greek startup, inspired by the beached cargo ship that briefly blocked the Suez Canal, is floating the idea of generating carbon offsets from the incident and other similar events that feature disruptions to global trade or transport, including the movement of fossil fuels.

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UPDATE – Middle East carbon standard approved as newest CORSIA offset programme

Published 21:37 on March 30, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:23 on March 31, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The ICAO Council this month upgraded the Qatar-based Global Carbon Council (GCC) to supply units for the international aviation offsetting scheme CORSIA, while the UN body also extended the eligibility dates for one already-approved programme.

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South Africa proposes tougher 2030 emissions target for revised NDC

Published 12:44 on March 30, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:44 on March 30, 2021  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Africa’s government has proposed to tighten its 2030 emissions target by almost a third as part of a revised Paris Agreement pledge that sets out intentions for the export of correspondingly-adjusted carbon credits.

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VCM Report: VER prices slide on lower volume, though renewables restrictions boosting long-term bullishness

Published 21:37 on March 29, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:03 on March 29, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emission reduction (VER) prices dipped this week as market participants reported less activity in exchange-traded contracts, though restrictions on the eligibility of large-scale renewables projects are helping sustain voluntary carbon market (VCM) values across the spectrum.  

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VER suppliers still subject to unbalanced scrutiny on carbon credits -developer

Published 21:47 on March 24, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:50 on March 24, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) generators are still facing disproportionate levels of scrutiny compared to the behaviours of corporate buyers, despite efforts of project proponents to work with communities and incorporate more social and economic goals, a REDD+ developer said Wednesday.

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VCM Report: VER prices converge, while CORSIA credit premium emerges

Published 20:46 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:57 on March 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emission reduction (VER) prices between different exchange-traded products narrowed over the week, while voluntary carbon market (VCM) participants took note of entities tacking on a premium to credits eligible for UN body ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme CORSIA.

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EXCLUSIVE: Discredited, ageing Kyoto offsets re-emerge to taint voluntary carbon market

Published 16:29 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:13 on March 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Years after being widely discredited, decade-old Kyoto Protocol offsets from Russia and Eastern Europe are still in circulation in the voluntary carbon market, with nearly 2.6 million sold to companies in the EU and US by an established trading house that said some buyers are seeking the cheapest possible credits.

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Latest carbon market ETF sees managed assets more than triple year-to-date

Published 23:49 on March 19, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:37 on March 21, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Total assets under management by the newest carbon market ETF have more than tripled since the start of the year, in a further sign of investors rushing to gain exposure in this burgeoning asset class.

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Three standards vie for eligibility in third round of CORSIA aviation offset scheme approvals

Published 11:59 on March 19, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:27 on March 19, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Three mainly forestry-related offset standards are seeking eligibility in the third round of applications under ICAO’s CORSIA aviation carbon trading scheme.

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