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World Bank cancels three potential REDD agreements

Published 21:09 on March 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:09 on March 16, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has cancelled three possible deforestation reduction deals, while three others are expected to be agreed soon, a spokesperson confirmed to Carbon Pulse.

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VCM Report: VER prices tick up as market players question future increases

Published 20:48 on March 15, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:31 on March 15, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) prices gained this week on continued strong demand in the spot market, though traders and retailers think more substantial price increases for voluntary emission reductions (VERs) may be a ways off.

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CORRECTION: Xpansiv launches nature-based carbon offset product

Published 14:00 on March 11, 2021  /  Last updated at 14:18 on March 12, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spot commodities exchange and market data firm Xpansiv launched a nature-based version of its Global Emissions Offset (GEO) on Thursday, building on the firm’s spot and futures offerings of its CORSIA-aligned carbon credits.

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Impact investor Capricorn gives backing to venture building nature offsets portfolio

Published 21:08 on March 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:26 on March 9, 2021  /  Africa, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Conversations, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Impact investor Capricorn has taken a stake in a UK-based financier helping the venture to build a pool of nature-based offsets intended to be sold to buyers under long-term contracts.

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IHS Markit plans carbon offset ‘meta-registry’ to reduce double counting risk

Published 19:48 on March 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:48 on March 9, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Data and analytics firm IHS Markit announced on Tuesday its intent to launch the first global meta-registry for promoting liquidity and transparency in carbon markets, as well as lowering the risk of double counting or double claiming of credits.

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VCM Report: GEO futures climb during first week of trading

Published 21:30 on March 8, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:30 on March 8, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emission reduction (VER) prices spiked this week as CME Group launched its CBL Global Emissions Offset (GEO) futures contract, while African project developers also noted that voluntary carbon market (VCM) prices and volumes have increased on the continent in recent months.

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Shell receives Europe’s first carbon neutral LNG cargo as Brits seek out greener gas

Published 21:27 on March 8, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:27 on March 8, 2021  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, REDD, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Asia’s recent spurt of carbon neutral LNG shipments has spread to Europe, as British consumers spur efforts to green the country’s gas supply while direct solutions remain costly.

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FEATURE: Commoditisation of voluntary carbon market risks eroding gender-sensitive projects

Published 17:03 on March 8, 2021  /  Last updated at 17:03 on March 8, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Efforts to scale up the voluntary carbon market (VCM) could pose a “huge risk” for certifiers embedding gender equality practices into offset projects, experts said in light of International Women’s Day on Monday.

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US carrier Delta to purchase 13 mln carbon offsets for 2020 emissions

Published 23:05 on March 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:05 on March 4, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Delta Air Lines announced plans on Thursday to spend more than $30 million on voluntary emissions reductions (VERs) to offset its GHG output last year, with the company slated to include forestry projects that reduce, avoid, and remove emissions in its portfolio.

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Verra sets out emissions baseline changes for multi-level REDD frameworks

Published 22:55 on March 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:55 on March 4, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset standard developer and manager Verra announced plans on Thursday to revise the methods for setting reference levels under its VCS project-level and Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) programmes, aiming to streamline emissions accounting and incorporate scientific best practices.

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