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VCM Report: Interest rate hikes and dollar strength weighs on market

Published 18:24 on September 26, 2022  /  Last updated at 20:22 on September 26, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standardised nature-based offsets slumped lower over the past week as the wider marco-economic gloom and the strength of the dollar weighed on the market.

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UK airline EasyJet to halt VER purchases in new net zero plan

Published 17:32 on September 26, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:32 on September 26, 2022  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Nature-based, Switzerland, UK ETS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Low-cost air carrier EasyJet on Monday announced it will soon stop automatically purchasing carbon credits to offset flight emissions as part of its net zero roadmap, and instead focus on a suite of other GHG mitigation strategies in its SBTi-aligned plan.

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Switzerland signs bilateral carbon deals with Morocco, Malawi, and Uruguay

Published 17:21 on September 23, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:21 on September 23, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Swiss executive governing body has approved three bilateral agreements with Morocco, Malawi, and Uruguay, creating the framework conditions for the country to trade international carbon emissions reductions units to count towards Paris Agreement climate goals.

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FEATURE: Transition risks grow as climate lawsuits against governments accelerate

Published 19:30 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:15 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A record number of lawsuits against government climate action were filed last year, building pressure to bolster ambition and a move by vulnerable states to involve the International Court of Justice.

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Loose SDG claims could leave offset buyers duped, warns report

Published 18:48 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:48 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A lack of standardisation in framing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) could leave buyers of offsets duped over the social, environment and economic benefits of a project in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), according to a report published on Thursday.

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Governments to gather at COP27 to steer forest funding via new partnership

Published 17:03 on September 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:03 on September 22, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Moves are underway to cement a collective pledge by 141 countries to arrest and reverse deforestation by 2030 into a cohesive partnership at November’s COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh that includes cooperation on carbon markets.

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VCM analytics firm signs deals with brokers to boost customer offering

Published 18:08 on September 21, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:08 on September 21, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A voluntary carbon market (VCM) analytics firm has signed deals to supply its project and offset valuation data to several inter-dealer brokers to help its clients gain better access to the market.

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VCM Report: Dearth of fresh issuance lifts nature-based offsets, but liquidity still thin

Published 19:12 on September 20, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:12 on September 20, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A dearth of REDD recent-vintage issuance coupled with news of a slight year-on-year increase in offset retirement levels helped push up nature offset prices over the week, although liquidity remained thin.

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Supervisory Body narrows down fee levels for UN carbon credit mechanism

Published 18:14 on September 19, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:14 on September 19, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The appointed body overseeing the UN’s new carbon crediting mechanism began its second-ever meeting on Monday, with limited time remaining to shape recommendations before the Egypt COP27 UN climate talks this November, including on fee levels related to project registration and credit issuance.

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REDD developer seeks new revenue share model amid expansion

Published 17:54 on September 16, 2022  /  Last updated at 17:54 on September 16, 2022  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A REDD forestry project developer is negotiating a new revenue share model from offset sales in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at a time when heightened prices are helping to spur booming activity.

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