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Loose SDG claims could leave offset buyers duped, warns report

Published 18:48 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:48 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A lack of standardisation in framing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) could leave buyers of offsets duped over the social, environment and economic benefits of a project in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), according to a report published on Thursday.

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Governments to gather at COP27 to steer forest funding via new partnership

Published 17:03 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:03 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Moves are underway to cement a collective pledge by 141 countries to arrest and reverse deforestation by 2030 into a cohesive partnership at November’s COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh that includes cooperation on carbon markets.

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Clean hydrogen project pipeline rising but investment needs to triple by 2030 for net zero alignment -report

Published 06:19 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 06:19 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, EMEA, International, Japan, South Korea  /  No Comments

The number of global hydrogen projects in the pipeline has reached a new high of 680, reflecting investment of $240 billion, but investment proposals will need to reach to $700 bln by 2030 if low carbon hydrogen is to align with a net zero emissions by 2050 pathway, an industry report has said.

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VCM analytics firm signs deals with brokers to boost customer offering

Published 18:08 on September 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:08 on September 21, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A voluntary carbon market (VCM) analytics firm has signed deals to supply its project and offset valuation data to several inter-dealer brokers to help its clients gain better access to the market.

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Compliance markets struggle to influence pace of emissions abatement -report

Published 07:15 on September 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 07:15 on September 21, 2022  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Zealand, South Korea, UK ETS, US  /  1 Comment

Compliance carbon markets have only had mixed success in reducing emissions, as insufficient price levels, uncertainty over cap-setting, and loopholes mitigate their effectiveness, according to a report released Tuesday.

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VCM Report: Dearth of fresh issuance lifts nature-based offsets, but liquidity still thin

Published 19:12 on September 20, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:12 on September 20, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A dearth of REDD recent-vintage issuance coupled with news of a slight year-on-year increase in offset retirement levels helped push up nature offset prices over the week, although liquidity remained thin.

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Supervisory Body narrows down fee levels for UN carbon credit mechanism

Published 18:14 on September 19, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:14 on September 19, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The appointed body overseeing the UN’s new carbon crediting mechanism began its second-ever meeting on Monday, with limited time remaining to shape recommendations before the Egypt COP27 UN climate talks this November, including on fee levels related to project registration and credit issuance.

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REDD developer seeks new revenue share model amid expansion

Published 17:54 on September 16, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:54 on September 16, 2022  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A REDD forestry project developer is negotiating a new revenue share model from offset sales in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at a time when heightened prices are helping to spur booming activity.

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Carbon credit public metadata project prepares for October launch

Published 20:05 on September 15, 2022  /  Last updated at 20:50 on September 15, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Infrastructure that aims to compile and standardise information from the world’s fragmented carbon markets will launch to the public next month, with partners and founders at the World Bank Group providing more details on how the metadata platform will operate and help scale the market.

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CLARIFICATION – KlimaDAO acts to destroy controversial credits in BCT pool

Published 18:13 on September 15, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:08 on September 20, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Crypto carbon group KlimaDAO has finally rid the market of more than 670,000 remaining carbon credit tokens from a Chinese HFC-23 project that were bought onto blockchain last year, acting alone after fellow tech firm Toucan Protocol declined to join in.

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