carbon market News

  • Carbon market crashes

    Untitled Document International carbon markets have experienced a major slump after several industrial strongholds in the EU reported better-than-expected environmental performance. ...

  • Cleaning up the carbon market

    This week the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. While many are celebrating the start up success of multibillion-dollar CDM experiment designed to curb global warming, CDM regulators themselves are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • State of the carbon market - 2008

    The global carbon market grew to a whopping US$64 billion (€47 billion) in 2007, more than doubling over 2006, according to a new report from the World Bank highlighting the state and trends of the global carbon market. The European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) also saw a doubling of both value and number of allowances transacted to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Towards a Global Carbon Market

    SWITCH, the Alliance for a Green Economy in Quebec, a working group made up of environmentalists and business people, is recommending that the governments of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and California enter into agreements with China, Mexico and the European Union to ensure increased harmonization of the operating rules of their existing or future carbon markets. SWITCH believes that these markets ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Establishing a Global Carbon Market

    Carbon markets are increasingly a key feature in national climate policies. Their design and implementation reflect differing imperatives between developing and developed nations, raising questions about how they are developed and what it would take to link them together into a single global carbon market. Establishing a Global Carbon Market: A discussion on linking various approaches to create ...

  • European Carbon Market Update

    Launched in 2005 with the aim of reducing emissions by 21% in 2020 compared to 2005 levels, the EU ETS largely dominates the global allowance market. It is the most important mechanism globally and serves as the foundation of the EU’s policy for climate change, focusing on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS has been successful in reflecting ...


  • Westport to enter carbon market

    Westport Innovations Inc. has announced a program to monetize the carbon emission reductions associated with Cummins Westport (CWI) and Westport HD natural gas engines. The program will be a joint initiative with that in collaboration with Grütter Consulting. The Westport Carbon Project (WCP) is in the process of being registered with the internationally acclaimed Voluntary Carbon Market Standard ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A Possible Rebirth of the Carbon Market?

    Many people have voiced pessimism over an international agreement to address climate change since the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen fell short of expectations. The lack of a comprehensive, global effort to curb emissions; the failure by the United States to pass meaningful federal legislation, the continued recession in Europe; and, most recently, the election results in Australia have ...


    By The World Bank

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Australia to link carbon pricing to world carbon markets

    From July 2015, Australia's carbon pricing mechanism will be linked to carbon markets around the world according to a press statement from the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. This will allow reductions in carbon pollution to be pursued globally at the lowest cost. Carbon pollution is not confined to national borders - it affects the whole planet. International linking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research and Markets: Carbon Market Analysis - Q2 2011

    Research and Markets ...


  • U.S. government carbon management market

    Carbon Management Software and Services to Reach Nearly $300 Million in the U.S. Federal Government Sector by ...

  • World carbon markets at a turning point

    The world's carbon markets are at a turning point according to the latest Thomson Reuters Point Carbon annual survey of carbon trading. While the volume of carbon credits traded globally will grow by an estimated 14 percent this year, reaching roughly 12 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalents, concerns remain about depressed market prices in certain markets and uncertainties abound over the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. government carbon management market

    The United States government is one of the largest consumers of energy and is expected to spend almost $29 billion on energy in 2010, as it occupies nearly 500,000 buildings, operates more than 600,000 vehicles, employs over 1.8 million civilians, and purchases more than $500 billion in goods and services each year. Following President Obama"s Executive Order 13514 and the mandatory reporting ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ontario prepares to join the Carbon Market

    The Government of Ontario has tabled a draft bill on establishing a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario The adoption of this law is a step towards Ontario joining the Québec-California carbon market. “Today Ontario is taking an important step towards setting up its own cap-and-trade system and joining ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • State and trends of the carbon market 2008

    The global carbon market grew to a whopping US$64 billion (EUR 47 billion) in 2007, more than doubling over 2006, according to a new report from the World Bank highlighting the state and trends of the global carbon market. The European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) also saw a doubling of both value and number of allowances transacted to the tune of US$50 billion (EUR 37 billion). The ...


    By The World Bank

  • Making sense of the voluntary carbon market

    This report, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), discusses the role of the voluntary carbon market and provides an overview of the most important currently available carbon offset standards. It compares the following standards side-by-side, outlining the most pertinent aspects of each: Clean Development ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The carbon marketing wars have begun

    Their logos and packaging are near clones—Lay's potato chips in the United States and Walkers crisps in the United Kingdom. The story behind the similarity is that both brands are owned by PepsiCo. But a subtle difference sets them apart. Each bag of Walkers crisps carries a label stating that 75.0 grams of carbon were emitted to produce a 34.5 gram bag of chips. In 2007, Walkers became the first ...

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