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CORRECTED – 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 13:47 on November 24, 2017  /  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 23:45 on November 13, 2017  /  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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Brussels puts Swiss-EU ETS link on course from 2019

Published 12:18 on August 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:27 on August 16, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The Swiss and EU carbon markets are due to link from 2019 after the European Commission on Wednesday published proposals to advance the process.

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Switzerland announces dates, volumes for next two CO2 allowance auctions

Published 17:02 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:02 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will sell 800,000 CO2 allowances across two auctions to be held in the next eight months, the government said on Thursday, as primary market prices in the country’s domestic ETS continue to fall.

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Switzerland to raise national carbon tax by 14% in 2018

Published 14:47 on July 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:03 on July 11, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will raise its domestic carbon tax by 14% next year after its emissions from fossil fuels again missed the country’s annual reduction targets.

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Swiss-EU ETS link to advance after immigration hurdle side-stepped

Published 14:44 on June 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:44 on June 22, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Officials are preparing technical proposals this year to the link the EU and Swiss carbon markets after both jurisdictions resolved an overarching immigration issue.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can this Swiss feed supplement do for cows what Tesla is doing for cars?

Published 22:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, International, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs. That’s 6 billion bloated bags of good and bad bacteria, some of which aids digestion but some of which steals the cows’ half-chewed grass and corn and emits massive amounts of methane. Ecosystem Marketplace talks to an entrepreneur who is looking to develop offsets from a feed supplement that kills some of the methane-emitting bacteria in a cow’s gut while leaving the digestion-helping bacteria intact.

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