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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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California doles out 2.1 mln offsets to primarily non-DEBs projects

Published 22:17 on September 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:15 on September 11, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB issued more than 2 million new offsets this week, with the bulk not providing direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs), according to state data published Wednesday.

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INTERVIEW: Financial sector will help unfog voluntary carbon market’s “murkiness”, say offset standards

Published 00:15 on September 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:29 on September 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Concerns remain around the “murkiness” of the global voluntary carbon trade, but two of the main offset certifiers keeping the market running are confident that a new era of increased participation and scrutiny, including by the financial sector, will bring much-needed transparency and investor confidence.

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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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