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Carbon pricing, international credits can help curb methane emissions from oil and gas, IEA says

Published 17:08 on January 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 18:58 on January 18, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Mexico, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A robust global carbon price can help cut the oil and gas sector’s methane emissions together with other market-based mechanisms such as international credits, the IEA said on Monday.

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ANALYSIS: Climate ambition gap following Paris NDC deadline leaves task to major emitters 

Published 23:00 on January 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:02 on January 6, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Most countries have missed a year-end deadline to update and enhance their GHG reduction commitments as the Paris Agreement took effect on Jan. 1, putting more focus on the need for greater climate ambition from large emitters this year to help close the gap to achieving the pact’s temperature goals.

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California awards 4 mln offsets to cap off bumper 2020

Published 22:03 on December 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:29 on December 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California divvied out 4 mln compliance offsets across all four active protocols this week, according to data published by state regulator ARB Wednesday, capping off a year that saw total credit issuances under the state’s WCI-linked carbon market rise 70% over 2019 levels.

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Climate Ambition Summit: World leaders strengthen pledges, celebrate Paris anniversary

Published 15:04 on December 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:53 on December 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, 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, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Over 70 world leaders addressed the Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday, a one-day virtual forum aimed at building momentum for raising national pledges to the 2015 UN Paris Agreement ahead of the pact taking effect next year.

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California distributes 3.5 mln new offsets, as analysts predict ample DEBs credit supply

Published 21:54 on December 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:54 on December 9, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California issued more than 3.5 million new compliance offsets this week, as analysts revised their 2030 outlook for credits with direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs) in light of greater projected supply. 

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Audio recordings of Carbon Pulse’s side events at the ICAP-IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion

Published 16:46 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:37 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here is a summary of Carbon Pulse’s free side events at this week’s IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, along with links to the audio recordings. (Video recordings not available to due to file size considerations)

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California mints more than 1 mln new offsets for fifth straight issuance

Published 21:50 on November 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:50 on November 11, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California granted nearly 1.2 million new compliance offsets this week as state regulator ARB pushed its streak of 1-mln plus issuances to five consecutive periods, according to data published Wednesday.

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INTERVIEW: Carney-led voluntary CO2 market taskforce “barking up the wrong tree”, says South Pole boss

Published 22:00 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:20 on November 10, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

On the eve of the release of an expert report that could help revolutionise the “murky” global voluntary carbon market, the head of South Pole – one of the world’s biggest offset developers – says the authoring taskforce led by former Bank of England head Mark Carney is “barking up the wrong tree” and should be focused more on how to significantly raise prices than on creating benchmarks or improving transparency.

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Carney-led voluntary carbon taskforce to launch new “credible” offset market by early 2021 -media

Published 23:12 on October 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:26 on October 16, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A private-sector taskforce assembled by former Bank of England boss Mark Carney that is aiming to scale up global voluntary carbon offsetting will endeavour to launch a new “credible” market by early 2021, according to reports.

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UN board dodges decision on ‘back door’ CDM extension into Paris era

Published 22:56 on October 5, 2020  /  Last updated at 06:48 on October 6, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A move to block CDM post-2020 carbon offset activity looks set to go to the wire as officials on Monday opted to postpone until December a decision seen as a ‘back door’ threat to the UN mechanism.

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