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Australia Market Update: Terra Carbon, EDL earn big ACCU batches

Published 11:25 on September 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:25 on September 2, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The number of newly minted Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) rose again this week with Terra Carbon and EDL LFG securing most of the new volume, while spot market prices for Australian offsets barely budged during the period.

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VCM Report: Rally in nature-based offsets widens spread above renewable and technology credits

Published 18:31 on August 30, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:32 on August 30, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Nature-based, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standardised nature-based offsets rallied over the past week last week to extend a recent trend and catch up with over-the-counter trades, but there was little uplift in renewable or technology credit prices.

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COMMENT: The Rise of Co-Benefits

Published 19:31 on August 25, 2022  /  Last updated at 20:08 on August 25, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Conversations, 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

Co-benefits are slated to play a critical role in voluntary carbon markets, but only if they can evolve, writes David Chen, program development manager at ClimeCo.

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VCM Report: Nature-based curve stretches out amid demand for new vintages

Published 19:04 on August 15, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:04 on August 15, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

VERs were steady for prompt and nearby offset prices this week, maintaining the uptick seen at the end of the previous week, while later dated vintages for nature-based credits climbed higher.

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COMMENT: Seeing the forest for the trees – How companies and countries can meet the challenge of REDD+

Published 18:07 on August 10, 2022  /  Last updated at 10:33 on August 12, 2022  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

It is possible to scale the carbon markets fast and well, argues Carbon Growth Partners’ Charles Bedford. To do so, companies must stay focused on project quality, and countries must collaborate better.  

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Australia Market Roundup: Commonwealth Bank outlines sectoral emissions targets, as ACCU issuance slides

Published 12:48 on August 10, 2022  /  Last updated at 04:47 on August 11, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank on Wednesday set targets for reducing its financed emissions in some carbon intensive sectors, while the weekly number of newly minted Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) fell to around 300,000.

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Indian carbon developer EKI share price drops on confusion over carbon credit export ban

Published 11:45 on August 10, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:55 on August 10, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The share price of Indian carbon offset developer EKI Energy Services slumped by nearly 20% on Wednesday in the fallout from India’s energy minister stating that the country would not export any carbon credits until it has met its international climate commitments.

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UPDATE – Minister says India will not export carbon credits as parliament passes crucial bill

Published 04:12 on August 9, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:28 on August 9, 2022  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As the Indian parliament on Monday evening passed the bill establishing a domestic voluntary carbon market, Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh said carbon credits will not be eligible for exports, but did not specify if the restrictions were limited to offsets generated under the new mechanism.

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Chinese firms seek CDM crediting for hydrogen infrastructure

Published 11:36 on August 8, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:36 on August 8, 2022  /  China, China's Offset Market, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Chinese hydrogen company has teamed up with the country’s biggest state-owned wind power producer and main carbon exchange to register a new hydrogen baseline and monitoring carbon crediting methodology under the CDM.

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ANALYSIS: Energy, industrial, and aviation firms tend to pay below-average for carbon credits

Published 14:47 on August 5, 2022  /  Last updated at 15:38 on August 5, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies active in the energy, heavy industry, and aviation sectors tend to pay below-average for their carbon offsets, according to retirement data collated by a climate analytics firm, while car manufacturers and tech firms have historically purchased credits at a higher price than most others.

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