Carbon Trading articles

European Investment Bank promises €2bn clean energy funding boost

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Bank confirms sale of carbon allowances under NER300 scheme has raised fresh funds for investment in clean energy

16 Apr 2014

EU carbon price rides the "rollercoaster" as emissions fall

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New figures from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon estimate EU industrial emissions fell 3.1 per cent last year, prompting carbon market bullishness

02 Apr 2014

Reports: Shanghai Stock Exchange mulls carbon index

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Stock exchange considers demanding mandatory carbon reporting in order to establish new environmental benchmark

31 Mar 2014

Report: Global carbon markets set to hit €64bn in 2014

Analysts predict a temporary restriction of allowances will trigger a surge in the value of CO2 in Europe next month

28 Feb 2014

Backloading carbon market fix poised to become law

EU Ministers confirm no objection to withdrawal of 900 million allowances, meaning backloading could begin in March

25 Feb 2014

UN promises "bold response" to stalled carbon offset scheme

Clean Development Mechanism blames unambitious national emissions reduction policies after number of project submissions falls in 2013

25 Feb 2014

South Korea on course for 'world's highest' carbon price

Analysts say government under-estimating 2020 emissions could drive allowances to $93/tonne when cap and trade scheme launches in 2015

13 Feb 2014

EU carbon market backloading fix set for March - but will it work?

MEPs approve early implementation of plan to withhold 900 million allowances from auction in bid to boost flagging carbon price

07 Feb 2014

Forestry offsets need $12bn growth fund

Report finds demand for REDD+ credits will fall well short of the level needed to reduce emissions without "strategic intervention"

03 Feb 2014

Reports: South Korea confirms carbon market launch date

The Korea Exchange said to have won contract to operate world's second largest emissions trading scheme from start of 2015

15 Jan 2014

Bloomberg: Global carbon market set for 15 per cent upturn

BNEF predicts carbon price in EU will reach €7.50 per tonne thanks to backloading plan

13 Jan 2014

California carbon cap and trade scheme off to strong start

New report from Environmental Defense Fund hails "well constructed" emissions trading scheme's successful first year

09 Jan 2014

EU gives final green light to stopgap carbon market fix

EU Climate Change Committee approves backloading plan but question remains as to when the scheme will start

09 Jan 2014

Climate policy row escalates as Australian temperatures soar

Labor slams Prime Minister Tony Abbott as key business advisor attacks climate science "delusion"

06 Jan 2014

Why Angela Merkel holds the key to saving the world's carbon market

New Reuters Point Carbon report shows carbon market value sank 38 per cent in 2013, despite strong growth in North America and emerging pilots in China

03 Jan 2014

Guangdong launches world's second largest carbon market

Price of permits opens at a bullish €7, as China prepares to roll out similar schemes next year in Hubei, Chongqing, and Tianjin

23 Dec 2013

As backloading passes, Davey promises push for "structural reform" of carbon market

European Council provides final rubberstamp for EU emissions trading scheme backloading, but campaigners promise to step up calls for wider reforms

17 Dec 2013

Why your pension fund could be heading for a 'carbon crash'

Asset Owners Disclosure Project finds 80 per cent of investors failing to manage climate change risks

11 Dec 2013

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