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CDM hits dual milestones ahead of UN carbon offset scheme’s potential conclusion

Published 22:53 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:53 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) passed two noteworthy milestones this month, as countries prepare to determine whether to wind up the project-based carbon finance programme.

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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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SK Market: Auction settles at highest level yet, but below secondary market

Published 10:00 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:35 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea sold all 550,000 KAU19s on offer at Tuesday’s monthly auction, which settled a touch below the secondary market but at the highest level yet since the government sales began in January.

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Increased coal consumption pushes up South Korea’s GHG emissions

Published 11:15 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:15 on October 7, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.4% in 2017, the government announced Monday, with the increase largely driven by higher coal use for electricity generation and steel production.

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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South Korea plans tighter CO2 caps for ETS companies next decade

Published 11:17 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:17 on October 4, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea plans to reduce the number of allowances issued to participants in its emissions trading scheme over the 2020s as part of its strategy to meet Paris Agreement obligations, according to a draft government climate plan.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, 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, US  /  No Comments

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SK Market: KAU18s plunge on expiry day, while KAU19s remain at record high

Published 09:59 on September 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:10 on September 30, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea’s v2018 CO2 contract fell 10% and was left untraded on its expiry day, but the KAU19s maintained last week’s record highs in a hint that Korean prices might remain far above historical levels despite the 2018 compliance process now being over.

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SK Market: KAUs climb higher as sellers maximise profits from compliance laggards

Published 09:24 on September 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:29 on October 7, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean 2018 allowances on Friday completed two full weeks of daily gains as sellers sought to squeeze every possible won out of the few emitters still short ahead of Monday’s compliance deadline.

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