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Voluntary offset prices flat in 2019 amid scramble for cheap renewable units -report

Published 21:38 on September 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:05 on September 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon credit prices flatlined in 2019 amid increased transactions, as new buyers rushed to buy cheap renewables-sourced units ahead of this year’s cut-off for registering many clean energy projects.

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CO2 neutrality pledges build among corporates and subnational govts, though inconsistencies remain -report

Published 23:00 on September 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:00 on September 21, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Net zero emissions pledges are ramping up but in subnational jurisdictions and among companies, but the ultimate scope of these efforts could determine their long-term effectiveness in reducing GHG, according to new analysis published Monday. 

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Australians found guilty of REDD credit tax evasion scheme

Published 11:52 on September 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:43 on September 21, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australia’s federal court has found three men guilty of promoting tax avoidance over the years 2009-12 through a scheme that convinced clients to buy non-issued forest protection carbon credits by promising the investments would be tax deductible.

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ANALYSIS: Standard opens door to voluntary offset use for company net zero goals

Published 23:08 on September 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:31 on September 17, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A popular corporate standard for net zero emissions goals has relaxed its previously hard line against the use of carbon credits, in a move that may fuel further growth in the voluntary offset market.

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Thirteen global airlines commit to 2050 net zero emissions

Published 21:52 on September 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 11, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Oneworld airline alliance has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century, with several major carriers joining other member companies that had already announced similar emissions goals.

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Vietnam plans for major carbon emissions boom under new NDC

Published 12:58 on September 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:58 on September 11, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Vietnam has submitted a new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) plan to the UN that will allow the country’s covered sectors to emit tens of millions of tonnes in additional greenhouse gases by 2030 compared what it pledged at climate talks in Paris five years ago.

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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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New private sector taskforce seeks massive scale-up for voluntary carbon market

Published 22:21 on September 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:28 on September 2, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Several dozen financial entities, large corporate emitters, and offset standards and retailers on Wednesday unveiled a taskforce to build consensus on how to best grow the voluntary carbon market in the face of higher credit demand and to meet Paris Agreement climate goals.

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CORSIA impacts weighing on otherwise resilient voluntary offset prices -developer

Published 23:14 on September 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:14 on September 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon offset prices are steady this year as demand largely keeps up, but the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on international air travel and changes to the global aviation offset mechanism CORSIA are exerting bearish pressure, a project developer said Tuesday.

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CBL Markets introduces CORSIA-aligned global offset product

Published 15:39 on August 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:18 on August 27, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Trading platform CBL Markets announced a new offset product on Thursday based on the parameters of carbon credits approved for use under the international aviation trading mechanism CORSIA.

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