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South Korea sets temporary ETS price floor

Published 08:05 on April 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:53 on April 16, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea will from Monday introduce a temporary minimum price in its emissions trading scheme, to halt declining price levels that have seen KAUs drop to 5-year lows, the environment ministry announced Friday.

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South Korea posts 6% drop in carbon market emissions in 2020

Published 09:00 on April 15, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:00 on April 15, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

Participants in South Korea’s emissions trading scheme emitted 6% less CO2 in 2020 than in the previous year, according to the environment ministry, which said it likely would take further measures to address weak demand and plummeting KAU prices.

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South Korea postpones carbon auctions until June

Published 09:20 on April 14, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:21 on April 14, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea has postponed its scheduled CO2 allowance auctions for April and May amid the lowest secondary market KAU prices in more than five years, shifting the volume to the June sale just weeks ahead of the annual compliance deadline.

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Carbon tax can put dent in Asia-Pacific emissions, IMF says

Published 10:51 on April 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 10:51 on April 13, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Carbon Taxes, China, International, Japan, New Zealand, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

A carbon tax of $25/tonne could put a significant dent in Asia-Pacific greenhouse gas emissions, but would have to be raised to three times that level to be in line with a 2C or lower global warming target, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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SK Market: KAUs stoop to 5-yr low as cancellation concerns diminish value

Published 08:36 on April 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:36 on April 12, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon allowances fell to their lowest levels in more than five years in Monday trade as prospects of having to cancel millions of units due to the oversupply weighed on sentiment.

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SK Market: KAU prices nose dive even as analysts revise down oversupply estimates

Published 09:11 on April 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 09:11 on April 6, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean allowance prices have plummeted almost 15% so far this month amid a large oversupply for 2020, even though analysts now say the permit surplus won’t be as large as previously expected.

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South Korea issues first internationally generated offsets for domestic use

Published 08:48 on March 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:48 on March 23, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea has issued its first batch of Korean Offset Credits (KOCs) generated abroad and intended for use in its domestic emissions trading scheme.

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South Korea to appoint three new ETS market makers

Published 01:57 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:17 on March 22, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea will appoint three additional market makers to boost liquidity in its emissions trading scheme, the environment ministry has announced, just days after amending the rules to allow private-sector entities to fill the role.

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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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South Korea amends carbon market rules to allow in more foreign credits

Published 03:03 on March 16, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:47 on March 16, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea’s environment ministry on Tuesday announced several rule changes to its emissions trading scheme, including removing the distinction between offsets generated at home and abroad for compliance use.

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