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Switzerland invites ITMO emission activity proposals, bars land-use

Published 14:43 on April 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:09 on April 4, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency has opened its first call for proposals for GHG-cutting activities, with the aim of tying up its first emission trade agreements under the Paris Agreement.

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Swiss CO2 permits recover in latest auction, but still cheap compared to pre-link EU price

Published 23:51 on April 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:51 on April 1, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss carbon prices have recovered from their recent low, according to the country’s latest auction results, but they remain valued well below the EU Allowances towards which they are expected to converge as the two schemes prepare to link.

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BRIEFING: Proposed pre-linkage Swiss ETS rule changes include holding limits, high price floor

Published 18:46 on March 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on March 27, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has launched a consultation over proposed changes to its emissions trading regulations that are needed before it links its carbon market to the EU ETS, floating protective measures including allowance holding limits and a high price floor based on the social cost of carbon.

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Swiss lawmakers give final approval for EU ETS link, setting up 2020 connection

Published 16:42 on March 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:54 on March 22, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss lawmakers have given final approval to the country’s carbon market link with the EU ETS, paving the way for the connection to start next January.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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Swiss senate approves EU ETS linking bill, setting up final vote

Published 16:55 on March 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:45 on March 22, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Swiss lawmakers in both legislative chambers have approved the country’s carbon market link to the EU ETS, advancing the bill to a final vote later this month that will also likely approve a price floor for the small scheme.

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Swiss agency invites entities to partner to develop emission trade activities

Published 17:16 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on February 11, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency is inviting entities to apply to partner with it, the first step for forging post-2020 international emission trade agreements under the Paris Agreement.

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Lacking UN guidance, Swiss to take ‘safe’ approach to sourcing credits

Published 22:45 on January 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:45 on January 9, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland will take a conservative approach to procuring international credits that is unlikely to run afoul of international guidance in the future, an official said Wednesday.

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Swiss agency pushes on with offset sourcing despite headwinds from home and abroad

Published 18:48 on January 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on January 8, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

A Swiss agency tasked with acquiring Paris-era carbon credits for the country is advancing its sourcing efforts despite uncertainties both on the domestic front and on global rules covering emission trade after 2020.

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Switzerland sets potentially final carbon auction dates before EU ETS linkage

Published 22:44 on December 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:45 on March 22, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has announced the dates for its next two carbon allowance auctions, which could be the market’s final sales before it links with the EU ETS.

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