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California dishes out over 900k offsets as ARB tags more DEBs credits

Published 22:46 on August 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:53 on August 12, 2020  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California granted more than 900,000 new offset credits this week, with roughly a quarter designated as providing direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs), according to data from regulator ARB released on Wednesday.

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New US-listed carbon ETF launched amid growing investor interest

Published 19:23 on July 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:38 on July 31, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A new US-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks carbon prices in three markets was launched Thursday, allowing retail investors for the first time to indirectly hold cross-continental stakes in cap-and-trade schemes.

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California distributes 157k new offsets as it labels additional projects with DEBs

Published 21:29 on July 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:17 on July 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California granted more than 157,000 new offsets over the past two weeks, with nearly 70,000 of them tagged as having direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBS), according to data published by regulator ARB on Wednesday.

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German govt launches tender to buy 431k CERs

Published 19:06 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:06 on July 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The German government has launched a tender to buy 431,300 CERs to offset the emissions from a series of activities including those associated with its EU Council presidency.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 014: MexiCO2

Published 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Eduardo Piquero, general director of Mexico City-based environmental consultancy MexiCO2, regarding carbon pricing developments at the national and subnational level in Mexico.

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Tamaulipas becomes latest Mexican state to approve a carbon tax

Published 18:00 on July 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:54 on July 2, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Mexico  /  No Comments

The Tamaulipas Congress passed an $11/tonne carbon tax this week that will take effect in 2021, continuing the recent trend of Mexican states installing CO2 levies in response to the federal government’s energy policy.

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Market stability mechanisms both a necessity and deterrent to ETS linking -study

Published 22:15 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:22 on June 23, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Mechanisms that help manage unexpected shocks in emissions trading schemes are a necessary consideration when weighing the linking of two carbon markets, however existing ones can also act as a deterrent to connecting systems, according to a study released late Friday.

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Mexico’s Jalisco to implement carbon tax in 2021

Published 17:50 on June 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:01 on June 18, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Mexico  /  No Comments

The governor of Jalisco announced this week that the jurisdiction will apply a CO2 levy starting next year, becoming the latest Mexican state to forge ahead on carbon pricing.

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Global energy emissions growth sees dip in 2019 as coal’s role fades -BP

Published 10:33 on June 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:58 on June 18, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global CO2 emissions from energy use grew by 0.5% in 2019, only partially unwinding the unusually strong 2.1% rise in 2018, oil major BP said in its annual energy review published on Wednesday.

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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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