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Japan to co-fund seven new JCM projects for 3.8 mln carbon credits

Published 13:53 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:53 on June 27, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Japan, Mexico, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry on Thursday announced it would co-fund seven projects that it expects could generate almost 4 million carbon credits under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) by 2030.

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California lawmakers urge adoption of Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:09 on June 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:14 on June 20, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four California assemblymembers asked state regulator ARB this week to adopt the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) for international sector-based offset programmes despite ongoing disagreement and environmental justice opposition to the proposal.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Data sheds light on unused CER supply, Kyoto unit trading

Published 14:08 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There remains more than 860 million unused CERs – a massive supply of offsets that could potentially be tapped by airlines to comply with ICAO’s CORSIA scheme or which could find its way into the Paris Agreement era.

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REDD criticism should not affect California’s Tropical Forest Standard, advocates say

Published 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) is unlikely to see an erosion in support due to a recent media report’s critique of REDD-eligible credits, because the proposal would mitigate most of the flaws that could occur with individual offset projects, two environmental advocates said.

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Mexico outlines pilot ETS without setting annual emission caps

Published 22:50 on May 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on May 28, 2019  /  Americas, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico plans to implement a three-year cap-and-trade pilot programme beginning in 2020 that would utilise direct allocation and auctions to distribute allowances to end users, but it has not yet determined the appropriate caps, according to a public consultation released on Monday.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, 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, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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Mexico to re-release pilot ETS rules next month as it prepares for 2020 market launch

Published 04:36 on April 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 04:36 on April 26, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico will re-release draft rules for its pilot carbon market in mid-May, a government official said Thursday, which will kick off a consultation process that will help the government finalise them ahead of the scheduled Jan. 2020 launch of the scheme.

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California mints 126k offsets in smallest issuance of 2019

Published 21:29 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:53 on April 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB distributed 125,900 California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week, in the lightest issuance of the year to date.

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CDM board weighs expanding struggling scheme to ride-sharing apps, other urban sectors

Published 02:30 on April 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:59 on April 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board held its first meeting of 2019 last week, where it weighed a number issues including whether online ride-hailing applications should receive carbon offsets and how to expand the struggling scheme’s use into urban sectors.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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