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Cap-and-trade preferred, but “dereliction of duty” for UK to not consider options outside ‘insufficient’ EU ETS -minister

Published 13:11 on March 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:24 on March 21, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

While the UK prefers cap-and-trade as a carbon pricing tool, it would be a “dereliction of duty” for the UK to not look at other, more ambitious opportunities outside the EU ETS when it leaves the bloc, the country’s climate minister said Wednesday.

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Swiss carbon prices continue to climb in latest auction

Published 14:36 on March 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:36 on March 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss carbon allowances climbed to a two-year high in the country’s latest auction, continuing to reverse the downtrend that had gripped the market for much of its first decade.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  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, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2018

Published 23:01 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:07 on February 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s new report finds 2017 marks a key step forward for emissions trading. The adoption of ETSs in emerging economies, structural reforms and new cooperation initiatives have boosted confidence in carbon markets and help establish emissions trading as an important tool in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Davos Digest: Macron gets minimal, but it’s Merkel that’s facing heat

Published 17:59 on January 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:59 on January 25, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron this week announced at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that he will accelerate his country’s coal phaseout a year earlier than previously planned, while reiterating his call for an EU-wide minimum carbon price.

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EU-Swiss ETS link expected in 2020 as parties sign deal but await rule adjustments

Published 16:26 on November 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:31 on March 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The EU and Switzerland signed a formal agreement on Wednesday to connect their carbon markets, keeping the process on track to link the two schemes in 2020.

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Swiss CO2 allowances rebound in latest auction, halting 3-year price drop

Published 16:23 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:20 on March 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss carbon allowances rebounded slightly in the country’s latest auction, reversing a declining price trend that had been in place since the bi-annual sales started in 2014.

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COP23: International emissions trade talks lag as nations inch towards first Paris-era deals

Published 17:58 on November 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:59 on November 9, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement are lagging other strands of the UN climate talks in Bonn, with the slow pace prompting some countries to line up deals ahead of finalised rules.

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EU Parliament votes to put CORSIA aviation offset scheme under closer watch

Published 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the suspension of extra-European flights from the EU ETS, but called for a review of the UN’s CORSIA scheme that could see those routes become regulated under the bloc’s carbon market again in the future.

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Two carbon traders on gardening leave after parting ways with employers

Published 12:02 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Two carbon traders have started gardening leave after parting ways with their respective companies, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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