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VCM Report: Standard offset prices pick up to close gap to bespoke market

Published 18:53 on August 8, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:06 on August 8, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, South Korea, Switzerland, Uncategorized, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The market turned a corner at the end of the week, with standard offsets prices jumping higher to close the gap on a bespoke market that has been more successful in resisting the bearish trend.

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UPDATE – Xpansiv to buy Evolution Markets to create carbon powerhouse

Published 17:52 on August 4, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:09 on August 4, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A powerhouse is being created in the global carbon markets with Xpansiv, a major platform for environmental markets, announcing Thursday it is acquiring Evolution Markets, one of the world’s largest emissions brokerages.

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New carbon offset protocol on bio-oil sequestration promises durable removals

Published 14:30 on August 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 16:00 on August 2, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A US-based firm on Tuesday released the first in a series of “science-led” standards for carbon removals in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), with the new protocol for bio-oil sequestration promising permanent emissions sequestration in contrast to some nature-based solutions. 

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ICE to launch 10 nature-based futures, extending hedging to vintage 2030

Published 12:18 on August 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 12:23 on August 2, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ten new nature-based offset futures will be introduced by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in mid-August as it looks to snatch market share from rival Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) by adopting a longer timeframe for companies looking to hedge their carbon emission exposure

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Just one-fifth of VER buyers disclosing carbon credit purchases in opaque market -report

Published 21:39 on August 1, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:39 on August 1, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Only a fraction of voluntary carbon market (VCM) buyers chose to self-report their offset purchases in 2021, according to a new report published Monday that provided insight on entities’ preferences for credit vintages, projects’ geographical locations, and co-benefits.

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FEATURE: Huge looming REDD+ issuance sparks unease in voluntary carbon market

Published 15:10 on July 29, 2022  /  Last updated at 03:50 on July 30, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A massive REDD+ carbon credit issuance expected in the coming months has sparked unease from some experts that say the tens of millions of forest protection units are not fit for the voluntary market, while the willingness of buyers to support the efforts remains in the balance.

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Untangling the web: The knotty issues raised within IC-VCM consultations

Published 21:29 on July 27, 2022  /  Last updated at 02:50 on July 28, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Complex issues have already been raised on the first day of consultations on the Integrity Council (IC) draft requirements to define robust carbon credits in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), with IC-VCM chair Annette Nazareth elaborating on the quasi-regulatory nature of the group.

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Integrity Council releases its draft Core Carbon Principles for the VCM

Published 00:01 on July 27, 2022  /  Last updated at 11:38 on July 27, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A draft of the highly-anticipated Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) was released Wednesday, seeking to guide the integrity of carbon credits within the voluntary carbon market (VCM) – while also providing a framework of requirements to assess and ‘CCP-approve’ carbon-crediting programmes and credit types.

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Quality conundrum: How carbon credit ratings agencies reach for trust

Published 21:58 on July 25, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:40 on July 25, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The landscape of carbon credit rating agencies continues to build pace, with new services springing up to help buyers navigate the complex world of voluntary carbon credits, including by determining which projects offer climate-champion attributes versus those that add reputational risk to corporate claims.

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Senior analyst leaves CaliforniaCarbon.info to join aviation carbon trading startup

Published 22:26 on July 24, 2022  /  Last updated at 01:48 on July 26, 2022  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A senior analyst has left analysis firm CaliforniaCarbon.info to join a Canadian-headquartered startup focused on aviation’s participation in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets.

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