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Switzerland signs second carbon offset deal with Ghana

Published 13:41 on November 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:41 on November 18, 2020  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland has agreed a bilateral deal with Ghana to purchase carbon offsets under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, in the second such agreement announced by the European nation in as many months.

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Swiss emissions trading registry, market to close for the holidays

Published 13:41 on November 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:06 on November 16, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s emissions trading registry will close for the holidays, effectively shutting down the country’s carbon market for almost a fortnight.

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Audio recordings of Carbon Pulse’s side events at the ICAP-IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion

Published 16:46 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:37 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here is a summary of Carbon Pulse’s free side events at this week’s IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, along with links to the audio recordings. (Video recordings not available to due to file size considerations)

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INTERVIEW: Carney-led voluntary CO2 market taskforce “barking up the wrong tree”, says South Pole boss

Published 22:00 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:20 on November 10, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

On the eve of the release of an expert report that could help revolutionise the “murky” global voluntary carbon market, the head of South Pole – one of the world’s biggest offset developers – says the authoring taskforce led by former Bank of England head Mark Carney is “barking up the wrong tree” and should be focused more on how to significantly raise prices than on creating benchmarks or improving transparency.

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Switzerland completes first EU-linked carbon allowance auction

Published 16:38 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:55 on November 9, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has successfully completed its first carbon allowance auction since linking its emissions trading scheme with that of the EU.

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Switzerland schedules first ever aviation carbon allowance auction

Published 18:28 on October 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:28 on October 22, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has scheduled its first ever aviation carbon allowance auction, government data showed, after the country brought the sector into its emissions trading scheme this year.

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CARBON FORWARD 2020: Voluntary developers bullish despite Paris-era warnings

Published 14:25 on October 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:49 on October 19, 2020  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon project developers are optimistic about their growth prospects, regardless of warnings that the onset of the Paris Agreement era may drastically shrink supply.

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Switzerland clinches framework deal with Peru to buy carbon offsets under Paris Agreement

Published 13:01 on October 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:25 on October 14, 2020  /  Americas, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has clinched a bilateral agreement with Peru to purchase carbon offsets under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, the parties announced on Wednesday.

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Switzerland favours product-pushing offset projects in third ITMO call

Published 21:22 on October 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:36 on October 7, 2020  /  International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency Klik has launched a third call for proposals from developers hoping to sell emissions units to the country under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6.

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Switzerland’s offset purchases come into play after last-gasp UN ratification

Published 19:47 on October 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:46 on October 5, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland may look to utilise its stockpile of millions of UN offsets to cover its international emissions obligations after late ratifications led the Kyoto Protocol’s second commitment period to enter into force.

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