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COMMENT: How the credibility of sustainable development impact claims can strengthen – or compromise – the voluntary carbon market

Published 22:02 on November 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:02 on November 26, 2020  /  Conversations, International, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The success of sustainable development taking root in the voluntary carbon market has presented both tremendous opportunity and an important risk: SDG washing, writes Owen Hewlett of Gold Standard.

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COMMENT: Has EU carbon rounded the corner?

Published 16:27 on November 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:27 on November 18, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

We are now in the last four weeks of the Dec-20 EUAs’ reign as the front-year futures contract. There are fewer than 25 daily auctions left this year, and yesterday (Nov. 17) we were told that the European Commission won’t be starting 2021 EUA auctions until the end of January or even early February.

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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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MARCU MY WORDS: The importance of the Article 6 Guidelines to the success of the Paris Agreement

Published 22:46 on November 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:46 on November 4, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Dialogue, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South Korea, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The absence of the Article 6 Guidelines creates uncertainty for the accounting treatment of assets in the emerging carbon market under the Paris Agreement as well as for other related markets. The importance of the international accounting treatment cannot be overstated.

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COMMENT: All change for the EU ETS

Published 18:00 on October 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:20 on October 30, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The worm is turning. European power economics are shifting in favour of coal, especially at the front of the curve, and this might be seen as being supportive of carbon. If coal’s more profitable than gas, then surely there should be more demand for carbon, right?

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COMMENT: Autumn stock-take on EU carbon prices

Published 15:50 on October 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:50 on October 11, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

It’s officially autumn; EU carbon allowance (EUA) compliance buyers are weighing up the choice between doing their 2020 buying now or waiting till the spring, fuel prices are on the rise as temperatures fall, and analysts have updated their price predictions for the rest of the year. Time for a stock-take.

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CARBON FORWARD 2020: Experts gather for eminent environmental markets conference

Published 00:08 on September 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:08 on September 30, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, Views  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The fifth instalment of the premier annual environmental markets conference is back with a stellar virtual line-up, examining how EU climate ambition weighs against the COVID-19 pandemic and why carbon is a key commodity for investors to watch over the next decade.

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MARCU MY WORDS: The vision for the EU ETS in the 2030 Framework – will it be up to the challenge?

Published 10:42 on September 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:45 on September 15, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, CBAM, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

With so many issues being brought to the table and put on the menu for possible EU ETS reforms and to embody the European Green Deal, there is a real risk of not being able to see the forest for the trees, argues Andrei Marcu. Any revision of the EU ETS needs to be put in the context of the role of the market in the 2030 timeframe and beyond, and the objectives of the review. If not, we may get wrong not only the review of the EU ETS but also, due to a lack of debate, its role going forward.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 016: EDF and WWF on CORSIA

Published 23:28 on August 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:35 on August 17, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we speak with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) International Counsel Annie Petsonk and WWF Director of Carbon Market Governance and Aviation Brad Schallert about recent developments regarding UN body ICAO’s global aviation offsetting mechanism CORSIA.

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COMMENT: Bridging the gap in EU carbon prices?

Published 13:05 on July 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:08 on July 30, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

EUAs hit a 14-year high in July before immediately nosediving as the market suffered altitude sickness. Now we’re back in the €25-26s, roughly where we were before the Great Covid Sell-Off, and it feels like prices aren’t sure where to go next. According to Alessandro Vitelli, August looks pretty finely balanced in terms of price outlook: a supply cut may mitigate some potential weakness, but there are darker clouds on the horizon.

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