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Climate Ambition Summit: World leaders strengthen pledges, celebrate Paris anniversary

Published 15:04 on December 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:53 on December 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Over 70 world leaders addressed the Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday, a one-day virtual forum aimed at building momentum for raising national pledges to the 2015 UN Paris Agreement ahead of the pact taking effect next year.

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Swiss-EU ETS allowance transfer calendar for 2021 published

Published 22:16 on November 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 27, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The EU and Switzerland has published the ETS allowance transfer window schedule for 2021, providing 29 one-day opportunities for units to flow between the linked carbon markets.

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Switzerland adopts stopgap measure to extend climate measures through 2021 ahead of referendum

Published 23:53 on November 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:04 on November 26, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s Federal Council on Wednesday adopted a revised CO2 ordinance, which enters into force on Jan. 1, 2021 and acts as an emergency measure to extend several of the country’s climate action instruments.

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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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