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VER suppliers still subject to unbalanced scrutiny on carbon credits -developer

Published 21:47 on March 24, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:50 on March 24, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) generators are still facing disproportionate levels of scrutiny compared to the behaviours of corporate buyers, despite efforts of project proponents to work with communities and incorporate more social and economic goals, a REDD+ developer said Wednesday.

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VCM Report: VER prices converge, while CORSIA credit premium emerges

Published 20:46 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:57 on March 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, 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 between different exchange-traded products narrowed over the week, while voluntary carbon market (VCM) participants took note of entities tacking on a premium to credits eligible for UN body ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme CORSIA.

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EXCLUSIVE: Discredited, ageing Kyoto offsets re-emerge to taint voluntary carbon market

Published 16:29 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:13 on March 23, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Years after being widely discredited, decade-old Kyoto Protocol offsets from Russia and Eastern Europe are still in circulation in the voluntary carbon market, with nearly 2.6 million sold to companies in the EU and US by an established trading house that said some buyers are seeking the cheapest possible credits.

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Three standards vie for eligibility in third round of CORSIA aviation offset scheme approvals

Published 11:59 on March 19, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:27 on March 19, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Three mainly forestry-related offset standards are seeking eligibility in the third round of applications under ICAO’s CORSIA aviation carbon trading scheme.

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EU anti-deforestation import rules still a ways off, but related due diligence could come sooner

Published 19:54 on March 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:45 on March 19, 2021  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

A high-profile initiative focused on reducing forest-risk commodity (FRC) imports into the EU won’t be finalised for at least 18 months, but risk managers should take heed of broader guidance that dramatically expands corporate due diligence to cover a company’s entire supply chain, an MEP said Thursday.

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“Forceful, abrupt” international climate action response to birth US carbon price by 2025 -experts

Published 18:56 on March 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:22 on March 19, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Delayed efforts to combat climate change will result in a “forceful, abrupt, and disorderly” response by governments by 2025, which combined with protectionist policies will see the US introduce a national carbon pricing system by that date.

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UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to go ahead as planned this year -media

Published 17:34 on March 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 17:34 on March 18, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

The UN’s COP26 climate summit will go ahead as planned in Glasgow later this year, the Scottish Government’s lead for the summit has reportedly said.

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Oil company Eni to deepen co-development of forestry offset projects

Published 20:33 on March 17, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:33 on March 17, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Italian oil and gas firm Eni will avoid buying spot carbon offsets from brokers where possible, choosing instead to co-develop projects in partnership with developers and local actors, a company official said Wednesday.

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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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