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ANALYSIS: Virus crisis puts pause on voluntary carbon market’s rapid expansion

Published 11:50 on June 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:43 on June 12, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The massive economic upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic has paused the surge in voluntary carbon trade, but companies’ vastly differing fortunes and supply cut-offs are likely to prevent carbon credit prices plunging this year.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 011: EnergyLab (Chile)

Published 02:11 on June 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:11 on June 3, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Cristian Mosella, co-founder and executive director of Chilean consultancy EnergyLab, about the South American country’s recent COP25 presidency, its updated Paris Agreement NDC, and developments regarding a potential emissions trading programme and the current carbon tax.

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UK unveils post-Brexit carbon market plans featuring price floor, tighter emission cap

Published 19:59 on June 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:45 on June 2, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Britain is aiming to establish its own domestic carbon market from 2021 that may or may not link to the EU ETS, the UK government confirmed on Monday as part of its long-awaited response to a public consultation, proposing a few ambitious features of its own.

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Global carbon market sees modest growth in 2019, strong interest in forestry -World Bank

Published 13:00 on May 28, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:34 on May 29, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Zealand, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets expanded marginally last year and saw modest growth in government revenues, but interest in offset projects rose with forestry leading the way, according to an annual report released Thursday by the World Bank.

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Eight offset programmes apply for CORSIA aviation mechanism during second intake

Published 22:34 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:05 on May 27, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider eight additional emissions unit programmes for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto-era crediting methodologies to jurisdictional-scale forest and land-use activities to an unauthorised application to incorporate the Northeast US RGGI carbon market.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 010: Biofilica

Published 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest instalment of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Plinio Ribeiro, CEO of Brazil-based offset project developer Biofilica, about COVID-19 related impacts on the REDD credit market and the outlook for compliance and voluntary market-based programmes both internationally and in Brazil.

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UN must uphold CORSIA rules to avoid delaying airlines’ climate action, say campaigners, offset providers

Published 16:33 on May 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:05 on May 25, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments must ignore airlines’ pleas to modify the UN’s CORSIA international flight offsetting mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus impact because weakening the existing rules would set the sector’s climate action efforts back many years, campaigners and offset industry players urged on Monday.

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World Bank Group launches tender to buy almost 200k carbon offsets

Published 10:52 on May 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:06 on May 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank Group has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to buy almost 200,000 carbon credits to offset the organisation’s emissions.

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Surprise EU data release lifts lid on 12 years of ETS emissions transactions

Published 18:13 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:30 on May 16, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The European Commission this week quietly published over 12 years’ worth of trading records from the EU ETS emissions registry, offering a comprehensive glimpse of how hundreds of billions tonnes of CO2 were shifted across more than a million transactions.

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Global carbon fund hands back majority of early gains after volatility bet sours

Published 18:34 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:47 on May 13, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

A carbon market investment fund in April handed back most of the gains made the previous month after a bet on volatility went sour.

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