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COMMENT: The EU’s MSR sale proposal – “Ooooh! Look at that cookie jar!”

Published 04:04 on May 26, 2022  /  Last updated at 04:04 on May 26, 2022  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The European Commission’s plan to bring roughly 200-250 million EUAs out of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) and auction them to raise €20 billion to fund the bloc’s shift away from Russian energy has jolted the EU ETS, igniting “trust” concerns by market participants who liken the move to Brussels raising the EU’s climate cookie jar.

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Carbon Pulse hires its way to record reporter headcount, doubles article output

Published 01:26 on May 13, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:45 on May 13, 2022  /  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, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

(FREE READ) – Carbon Pulse has further boosted its coverage of regional and global carbon markets after completing a hiring drive that allowed it to welcome another four talented journalists, giving the unrivalled news provider a record staff size and doubled story count.

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COMMENT: Can Brussels chase the speculators out of the EU ETS?

Published 22:01 on May 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:01 on May 12, 2022  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, UK ETS, Views  /  No Comments

EU lawmakers want to clamp down on speculative traders participating in the EU ETS. There’s been a steady drumbeat of complaints over the past few months from MEPs and some member states, claiming that unnamed speculators have driven the price of EUAs too high, and that it’s costing industry too much money. But is restricting speculator access to the EU ETS such a good idea? And is it even feasible?

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COMMENT: Risk of surplus in the EU ETS – a short story

Published 20:54 on April 22, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:47 on April 22, 2022  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The EU’s carbon market reform is going the wrong way by not properly addressing the system’s surplus, argues Adrien Assous, executive director, Sandbag Europe.

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COMMENT: REDD+ evolves with Verra’s changes to key methodologies

Published 16:41 on April 20, 2022  /  Last updated at 16:41 on April 20, 2022  /  Conversations, Nature-based, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standard-setting body Verra has proposed changes to tools for estimating emission reductions from its key REDD+ project types that will ensure Verra’s methodologies reflect the latest science and practices while aligning with jurisdictional GHG estimation procedures, Steve Zwick of Verra writes.

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COMMENT: We must protect intact forests, but CORSIA got it wrong

Published 22:21 on April 14, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:51 on April 14, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, EMEA, International, Nature-based, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

While it is essential for the world to protect forests that are not under immediate threat of deforestation, treating carbon credits from their conservation as fungible compliance instruments threatens to undermine carbon market integrity, argue several consultants critical of UN aviation body ICAO’s recent decision to accept ART TREES carbon credits from jurisdictions under its CORSIA offsetting programme.

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COMMENT: The voluntary carbon market needs ratings agencies

Published 15:23 on April 13, 2022  /  Last updated at 15:24 on April 13, 2022  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new breed of ecosystem asset ratings agencies is needed to scale ecosystem markets. Their role is to fuse incentives in capital markets with conservation outcomes, and to generate huge opportunities for wealth creation, says Mani Gangadharan Venketachalam, President, BeZero Carbon.

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MARC(U) MY WORD: The EU ETS review is flying under the radar

Published 19:21 on April 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:47 on April 12, 2022  /  CBAM, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The ETS is still seen by many as the cornerstone of the EU’s decarbonisation effort, though its latest reform has so far been overshadowed by other elements of the Fit for 55 climate package. But negotiating the package in silos will not be helpful in reaching an optimal solution, argue Andrei Marcu and Juan Lopez of think-tank ERCST.

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COMMENT: Deceived wisdom in the EU ETS

Published 18:35 on April 1, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:35 on April 1, 2022  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

It’s been a somewhat wild start to 2022, and with it the received wisdom that that carbon and gas prices move together, is – temporarily? – deceived wisdom.

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COMMENT: Response to IETA Council Task Group on digital climate markets

Published 11:32 on March 30, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:12 on March 30, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Nature-based, New Zealand, Other APAC, Paris Article 6, South & Central, South Korea, UK ETS, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As the largest player in this nascent space, we feel it is necessary to respond to some of the concerns communicated by the IETA task group on digital markets, as well as highlight important areas of collaboration and innovation moving forward, with the ultimate objective of scaling climate action, write two of the core members in crypto carbon outfit KlimaDAO.

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