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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can the Green New Deal boost sky farming and save the giant carbon sink?

Published 18:32 on February 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:34 on February 26, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

By now, you’ve probably seen the news about US Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). On Friday, she unveiled a sweeping draft resolution to set US climate change policy for decades to come, and major media outlets competently contrasted her resolution with the more ambitious but less detailed “Green New Deal” proposal. Oh, wait… sorry. Wrong universe.

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COMMENT – Ontario’s plan vs the federal backstop: What companies need to know

Published 18:03 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:36 on March 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry conference – April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto – Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with provincial and federal carbon regulations.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Former UNFCCC boss Yvo de Boer still working the climate puzzle, but from a different angle

Published 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Yvo de Boer values his solitude and his garden – both of which he neglected while serving as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from mid-2006 to mid-2010.

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CARBON FAST FORWARD: A new series of regional carbon market conferences

Published 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Forward is launching a series of regional European carbon market conferences to help delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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CLIMATE XCHANGE: Cap-and-trade could be coming to Oregon – Here’s what you need to know

Published 22:49 on February 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on February 8, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

On the last day of January, Oregon lawmakers introduced their highly-anticipated cap-and-trade bill, sending a loud and clear message that climate change is a top priority this coming session. Massachusetts-based think-tank Climate Xchange breaks down the legislation and offers an analysis of the proposal.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Which of the Green New Democrats want to price carbon?

Published 20:39 on January 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:07 on January 26, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) proposal for a Green New Deal has support from dozens of legislators, but it’s hardly the only proposal in the works. The number of candidates vying to be president is growing, and while all advocate for climate action, few have said how they will deliver – let alone whether they favour a price on carbon. Here’s Ecosystem Marketplace’s first presidential candidate carbon pricing scorecard.

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COMMENT – Transitioning to the Canadian federal backstop: Industrial perspectives on carbon pricing

Published 13:10 on January 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:21 on January 24, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry conference – April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto – Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with provincial and federal carbon regulations.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Davos and the salad sauce of sustainable supply chains

Published 11:09 on January 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:09 on January 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Views  /  No Comments

Something is happening in the “Zero-Deforestation Supply Chain Movement,” which is a key component of the global effort to end climate change, and this week’s Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) could provide the impetus for moving beyond lateral drift into fervent activity.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: In Katowice, indigenous leaders call for wider uptake of REDD+

Published 18:22 on December 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:22 on December 6, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

“RIA lives!” said Peruvian indigenous leader Fermín Chimatani Tayori, referring to a private-public partnership called “Amazon Indigenous REDD+”, an eight-year effort to develop protocols and projects that use carbon finance to support indigenous development plans called “Life Plans” (Planes de Vida).

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COMMENT – Unwanted exercise and ‘pin risk’: A primer for EUA options expiry’s other risks

Published 05:00 on December 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:29 on December 6, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

*FREE READ* – There are hundreds of millions of tonnes in open interest across the Dec-18 EUA options. Beyond spawning more volatility, options trading veteran Tobias Munk says this massive build-up may yield additional risks in the form of unwanted exercises and ‘pin risk’ ahead of next week’s expiry.

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