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Oil and gas firms could be barred from credible climate claims guidelines

Published 17:19 on May 27, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:24 on May 27, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Many of the world’s largest oil and gas companies have committed to mid-century net zero emissions targets, but initiatives looking into the credibility of climate claims are abstaining their support over fears of backing greenwashing.

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Insurance products emerging to guard against Paris-era carbon market risks

Published 14:09 on May 26, 2022  /  Last updated at 14:09 on May 26, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, 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

Insurance mechanisms are emerging as a way to guard against policy reversal in carbon markets, where some say these products could mitigate the risk of government U-turns or other political risks associated with Paris-aligned emissions trade.

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California offset issuance hits two-year low, while DEBs prices rise

Published 21:53 on May 25, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:58 on May 25, 2022  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB distributed the smallest number of compliance offsets this week since spring 2020, while traders reported credits tagged with in-state benefits were seeing increasingly higher values than out-of-state units.  

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VCM demand bulge for carbon removals needs integrity pairing -report

Published 21:19 on May 20, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:54 on May 21, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There are no durable CO2 removal credits being offered from projects issuing carbon credits in 2021-22 on the voluntary carbon market (VCM), according to a report that assesses trends across the four largest offset registries, and also points out other challenges with carbon offset supply.

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Carbon project developers search for interim solution to CDM freeze

Published 20:18 on May 19, 2022  /  Last updated at 20:30 on May 19, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Developers with projects registered under the CDM are urging regulators to unfreeze post-2020 carbon credits to make them eligible for the voluntary and domestic carbon markets, aiming to keep revenues flowing ahead of the completion of a new carbon crediting mechanism under the Paris Agreement.

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Offset ratings service to integrate with a second credit marketplace

Published 19:07 on May 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:10 on May 17, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A carbon credit marketplace and a global ratings agency for the voluntary carbon market (VCM) have teamed up with the aim of providing customers greater confidence in the quality of the units they buy.

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Carbon Pulse hires its way to record reporter headcount, doubles article output

Published 01:26 on May 13, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:45 on May 13, 2022  /  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, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

(FREE READ) – Carbon Pulse has further boosted its coverage of regional and global carbon markets after completing a hiring drive that allowed it to welcome another four talented journalists, giving the unrivalled news provider a record staff size and doubled story count.

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Surge in corporate target-setting not matched by delivery –SBTi

Published 20:21 on May 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 20:21 on May 12, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) released its third annual progress report on Thursday, releasing the figures tied to the groundswell of companies that are committing and setting robust climate targets, while also pointing out a lack of reporting on actually delivering on those targets.

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California offset issuance drops to 4-mth low, Quebec mints first credits this spring

Published 22:49 on May 11, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:49 on May 11, 2022  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, Nature-based, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB handed out the fewest number of compliance offsets this week since December, while Quebec’s environment ministry awarded its first batch of credits since February, according to government data published Wednesday.

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ANALYSIS: Mapping carbon project pathways for Paris Agreement era

Published 18:53 on May 11, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:16 on May 12, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Once thought to be at death’s door, the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) lingers in the Paris Agreement-era, although there is a deep well of complexity on how its credits may be issued and used – resulting in many project proponents jumping ship for clearer waters in the voluntary carbon market.

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