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World’s carbon markets grow 34% in value to $215 billion in 2019 -report

Published 21:34 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:45 on January 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets grew by 34% in 2019 to hit €194 billion ($215.1 bln) in value, according to analysts at Refinitiv, marking a third straight year of growth and a nearly fivefold increase in two years.

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California hands out 1.3 mln offsets to start 2020

Published 22:52 on January 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:52 on January 15, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB divvied out nearly 1.3 million new California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) in its first issuance of 2020 as the all-time supply rose to nearly 170 mln, according to data published Wednesday.

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COP25: Testing Article 6 talks delayed for second year after marathon UN climate summit

Published 13:19 on December 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:31 on January 5, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Marathon UN climate talks in Madrid finished on Sunday afternoon without agreeing rules for international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, as beleaguered hosts Chile pushed the record-long summit to try to broker a deal on a handful of sticking points.

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COP25: Roundup for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15

Published 09:47 on December 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:51 on December 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A marathon overnight session to develop an outcome for the UN climate summit was widely panned on Saturday morning, while negotiations on the highly contentious Article 6 rulebook for Paris-era international emissions trade continued. 

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COP25: Roundup for Friday, Dec. 13

Published 14:18 on December 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:35 on December 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

New Article 6 text dropped well behind schedule at the UN climate summit on Friday, with numerous contentious issues still remaining on agreeing the rulebook to international emissions trading under the Paris Agreement.

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COP25: Roundup for Thursday, Dec. 12

Published 18:41 on December 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:41 on December 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on the rulebook with International emission trade plodded along in Madrid on Thursday, as slow progress on other elements of operationalising the Paris Agreement solicited fears the UN Climate Summit would once again run well into the weekend.

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California offsets issuance hits four-month high on burst of forestry credits

Published 20:58 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:18 on December 11, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted nearly 2.4 million new California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) across two protocols this week, with the vast majority stemming from a large forestry project, according to data released Wednesday.

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COP25: Roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Published 18:01 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:15 on December 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The nearly 200 parties to the Paris Agreement on Wednesday dove headfirst into forging an agreement on the market-based Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, while dozens of attendees from environmental and indigenous groups were kicked out by UN security for protesting the slow pace of the talks.

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World Bank-led PAF to hold fourth carbon offset auction on Mar. 3, 2020

Published 17:16 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:16 on December 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) will hold its fourth auction on Mar. 3, 2020 to buy methane emission reduction credits from projects in the developing world, the bank announced Tuesday.

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COP25: Roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Published 11:07 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:48 on December 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The high-level segment of the UN climate summit kicked off Tuesday as national ministers descended on the Spanish capital, with the Paris Agreement’s market-based Article 6 text still requiring a substantial amount of work. Below is a running summary of those efforts, as well as other happenings at the summit.

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