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European renewables expert joins IncubEx from South Pole

Published 15:52 on May 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 16:11 on May 6, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Environmental markets platform IncubEx has hired a new director to further develop its European carbon and renewables certificates offerings.

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Verra, Greenpeace square off over criticism of forest carbon credit methodologies

Published 23:14 on May 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:14 on May 5, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Standard-setting body Verra this week accused Greenpeace of misrepresenting its forest carbon offset methodologies and cherry-picking expert opinions to undermine the credibility of its REDD+ projects in two recent articles.

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COMMENT: Assessing co-benefits in the voluntary carbon market

Published 19:35 on May 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:49 on May 5, 2021  /  Conversations, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The private sector Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) has collectively arrived at a solution for what ‘co-benefits’ should count as part of a carbon credit. It believes this will help maintain quality in the market, increase transparency and also create a mechanism to develop an appropriate pricing benchmark for these ‘co-benefits’, according to Chris Leeds of Standard Chartered.

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US HFC rule could impact voluntary offset projects, narrow future compliance protocol expansion

Published 15:01 on May 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 15:01 on May 5, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US EPA’s proposed regulation to reduce high-global warming potential HFCs could impact voluntary offset initiatives in the short term, as well as limit expansion options for California regulator ARB’s ozone-depleting substance (ODS) protocol, market participants said.

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ClimateCare, Natural Capital Partners merge as voluntary market deals gather pace

Published 08:49 on May 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:01 on May 6, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners have merged to help build global scale in the rapidly expanding voluntary carbon market.

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IncubEx fundraise values environmental markets platform at $161 mln ahead of London IPO

Published 23:53 on May 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 00:27 on May 5, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, RINs & LCFS, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Environmental markets platform IncubEx has raised $11.7 million in its latest fundraising round, valuing the company at $161 mln ahead of an expected IPO in London later this year.

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CN Markets: CCER volumes nearly double in April as net zero drives demand for China’s cheapest, oldest credits

Published 09:38 on May 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:47 on May 4, 2021  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The number of carbon offsets traded in China in April nearly doubled month-on-month as an increasing number of companies seek to achieve carbon neutrality, while pilot cap-and-trade schemes remained quiet with Chongqing and Guangdong the notable exceptions.

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South Pole buys Belgian climate consultancy CO2logic

Published 08:00 on May 4, 2021  /  Last updated at 16:31 on May 3, 2021  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole has bought Belgium-based climate consultancy CO2logic, its first acquisition since last month’s €20 million-plus fund investment put it on a major growth track.

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VCM Report: VER prices slide further, while corresponding adjustment guidance exerts few impacts

Published 23:04 on May 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:07 on May 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) prices trended down this week outside of nature-based offerings, while participants reported few direct pricing or liquidity impacts from Verra’s recent guidance to not require corresponding adjustments for voluntary carbon market (VCM) transfers.

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Colombian carbon tax reform package halted amid protests

Published 21:43 on May 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:42 on May 3, 2021  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez asked Congress to withdraw a tax reform package on Sunday that included a revision to the country’s roughly $5/tonne CO2 levy after protests against other aspects of the proposal left several dead.

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