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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • ALLCOT and AitherCO2 enter into a partnership in the European Compliance market

    ALLCOT and AitherCO2 (from Milan, Italy) have entered into a strategic partnership for East European markets. Through this collaboration ALLCOT is now able to extend its services in the EU-ETS compliance market.  The first milestone in this alliance was the ...


    By ALLCOT

  • State of the voluntary carbon markets report 2010

    2009 was a tumultuous year for the voluntary carbon markets, which saw transactions equivalent to 94 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions reductions, a 26% drop compared to 2008, according to the fourth annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report issued today by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The total value of traded credits declined 47% to US$387 million in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Epcon Seeking Companies in the Carbon Credit Market

    Epcon has been in the business of manufacturing, selling, and developing patented technologies relevant to thermal oxidizers and regenerative thermal oxidizers since 1976, long before Climate Change was widely accepted as the theory its become. But as environmental concerns have steadily been mounting, the efficiency technologies comprising our oxidizers have also been steadily improving. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CARBON EXPO 2010: carbon markets - developing solutions on the road to Cancún

    Around 3,000 participants from 110 countries and 240 exhibitors attended the carbon market’s leading global trade fair and conference for emission trading, carbon abatement solutions and new mitigation technologies in Cologne, organised by the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse. For three days, international emissions trading was the focal ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Report confirms 2009 voluntary carbon market slump

    Global voluntary carbon market activity dropped off heavily in 2009, hit hard by global recession. But the slump would have been greater were it not for record pre-compliance demand in the United States. That"s the broad picture emerging from the latest annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report by EcoSystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The study measured a 26 per cent ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Demand Exceeds Supply in Québec Carbon Market Auction

    The Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, David Heurtel, today (May 30, 2014) released the results of Québec’s third auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission units held on May 27. With the first joint auction with California just a few months away, the Québec system is proving its effectiveness. Auction participants ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Latest RGGI auction shows strength of carbon markets

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation's first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, have announced the results of their 20th auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. 38,782,076 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction, held Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at a clearing price of $3.21. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Growth in global carbon market pauses amid uncertainty

    The World Bank's annual review of the global carbon market shows that 2010 was a watershed year as the market ended five years of robust growth with a slight decline compared to 2009.  The State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011, released today at Carbon Expo in Barcelona, shows that the total value of the global carbon market was estimated to be US$142 billion last year. The ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • REEEP Introduces Quality Benchmark for Carbon Offset Markets

    Vienna - Protecting the climate has become more sophisticated in recent years, with a plethora of options available to make a company, airline ticket or conference ‘carbon neutral.’ Governments, companies and individuals all have the opportunity to calculate the carbon emissions generated by their activities and then to purchase “offsets” from an emissions reduction project in the developing ...

  • Rudd Government helps businesses access the global carbon market

    The Australian Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, has announced two new measures that will assist Australian businesses and individuals to participate in the global carbon market. “As of today, individuals and businesses can open accounts in the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units,” Senator Wong said. “This will allow them to participate in the global ...


    By Australian Government

  • Conference program featuring the “who’s who” of the global carbon market

    CARBON FORUM AMERICA today announced its invited high profile speakers.  Among them are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California and Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and host of the Bali conference which ended last week. Other speakers include Jos Delbeke, Director of the European Commission and known for designing ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • First U.S. carbon market begins sixth year of CO2 Auctions

    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the U.S's first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, enters its 6th year of operation with a renewed mandate and record high sales. The scheme's most recent auction sold over 37 million CO2 allowances and generated $105.9 million for reinvestment by the nine RGGI member states* in a variety of consumer benefit ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Investors ready for forest carbon market if Copenhagen and countries supply certainty

    A survey of investors with approximately US$7 trillion of assets under management has shown significant support for an expanded carbon market mechanism which would address the estimated 20 percent of global carbon emissions due to deforestation and forest degradation. But the 2009 Forest Carbon Investor Survey, conducted by the Brunswick Group on behalf of the WWF Forest Carbon Initiative, found ...


    By WWF International

  • First Climate brings experience and expertise to an emerging US carbon market

    First Climate LLC, a global leader in carbon asset management, investment and advisory services, has announced the opening of its new office in San Francisco, effectively doubling its US presence. The new office will work in conjunction with the Washington D.C. office to provide fully integrated carbon management solutions for the growing voluntary and precompliance US carbon markets. California ...


    By First Climate AG

  • The Gold Standard introduces new rules for increased rigor and clarity in carbon market

    The Gold Standard launched an upgraded version of its certification scheme this week, which better enforces the principles of additionality and sustainable development in the carbon market. The upgrade responds to increasing market demand for a faster pipeline for premium carbon offset projects. The Gold Standard is the world's most rigorous certification scheme for voluntary and compliance ...


    By First Climate AG

  • Rise of Carbon Markets Drives Interest In Linking Them, Speakers on Climate Say

    The rise of carbon markets across the world is driving increased interest from companies and governments to link those markets together, representatives from companies and a Harvard University researcher said Sept. 22. About 40 countries and more than 20 cities, states and provinces have carbon pricing policies or plan to launch them. Together, these carbon pricing instruments cover about 12 ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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