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VCM Report: Nature-based VER values lift past CORSIA-eligible units

Published 20:58 on September 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:08 on September 20, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Prices for exchange-traded, standardised voluntary emissions reductions (VERs) rose more quickly among nature-based products than CORSIA-qualified credits for the second straight week, reasserting a premium in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) that had evaporated earlier this month.

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CARBON FORWARD 2021: Amid global carbon credit boom, experts gather to discuss risks, opportunities

Published 20:27 on September 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:00 on September 20, 2021  /  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, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The sixth instalment of Carbon Forward – the premier annual environmental markets conference – is back, and it’s stacked with a first-class line-up of speakers to discuss the global boom in carbon credit prices, as well as government- and corporate-led efforts to scale up these markets.

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New offset-backed crypto currency aims to drive up voluntary carbon prices

Published 13:57 on September 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 03:50 on September 18, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new US-based digital currency protocol is closing its ‘fair launch’ auction on Friday, raising funds it intends to use to buy voluntary carbon offsets in a bid to drive up market prices and force big companies to reduce their emissions.

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Annual voluntary carbon market value to hit $1 bln in 2021 -report

Published 21:10 on September 15, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:05 on September 16, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The annual value of voluntary carbon market (VCM) transactions is on track to exceed $1 bln this year for the first time ever, building off previous record volumes in 2020 as more entities become involved in the space, according to a report published Wednesday.

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VCM Report: CORSIA credit rally halts as nature-based VERs trend up

Published 22:33 on September 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:33 on September 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standardised CORSIA-eligible offset contracts on the voluntary carbon market (VCM) came down from record highs in recent days, while nature-based voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values rose to retest the long-standing premium that evaporated this month.

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New asset management firm targets $1 bln for premium offset fund

Published 21:46 on September 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:55 on September 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new environmental asset management firm has opened calls for its inaugural voluntary carbon offset fund, seeking to raise up to $1 billion.

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China, US climate talks fail to inspire confidence ahead of Glasgow

Published 13:12 on September 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:30 on September 4, 2021  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, International, Japan, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

The US special envoy on climate, John Kerry, on Friday left China after several days of talks, but the absence of a joint statement at his departure leaves little reason for optimism ahead of the Glasgow COP26 UN climate negotiations in November, observers say.

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Carbon Pulse bolsters best-in-class reporting team with two more expert hires

Published 16:53 on September 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:01 on September 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

(Free read) – Carbon Pulse has significantly strengthened its best-in-class news reporting team by bringing aboard two more expert hires – one previously the lead energy analyst with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and the other a lead negotiator for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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Japan ministries sign off on carbon trading plans, voluntary approach likely

Published 14:21 on August 25, 2021  /  Last updated at 14:21 on August 25, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Environment (MoE) ministries have signed off on separate interim plans for a carbon pricing mechanism, with the former’s proposal based around a voluntary baseline-and-crediting scheme as well as access to offsets generated home and abroad appearing to be the frontrunner.

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Sweden partners with certifier Gold Standard on Article 6 work

Published 14:05 on August 25, 2021  /  Last updated at 14:05 on August 25, 2021  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Sweden has teamed up with carbon project certifier Gold Standard to support its work procuring international credits under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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