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China carbon market to launch in 2016 following US emissions deal


Market should mature by 2020, officials say, helping China to peak emissions by 2030 in line with landmark deal

25 Nov 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

US and Canadian governors ink ambitious Pacific climate pact

The sun sets over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge

Four jurisdictions agree to align low carbon policies, potentially paving way for carbon-trading scheme

30 Oct 2013

Report: Carbon markets offer 'cheap' aviation emissions cuts

New research finds using existing, high-integrity carbon credits would meet emission goals at around $4 per tonne

30 Jul 2013

Chinese minister confirms carbon tax is on its way

Finance minister Lou Jiwei says tax on CO2 will be introduced 'in due time' as country seeks to curb rising emissions

22 Jul 2013

Reports: China to launch carbon trading scheme by mid-June

Shenzhen mayor says city will kick off pioneering cap-and-trade scheme on 17 June

08 Apr 2013

Is Europe serious about tackling climate change?

Guy Newey argues that if the EU is as serious as it says about climate change then it has to correct the flaws in the bloc's emissions trading scheme

12 Feb 2013

Carbon price suffers 'dramatic and enduring' slump

Point Carbon analyst warns 'we are now facing the prospect of the carbon prices in Europe inching ever closer to zero'

07 Feb 2013

California carbon trading scheme gets underway

Supporters hope state-wide cap-and-trade scheme could provide a model for the rest of the country

03 Jan 2013

California hails cap-and-trade a roaring success

But tradable allowances barely clear $10 floor price

20 Nov 2012

Updated: California firms file 11th-hour lawsuit to block carbon trading

But Air Resources Board still plans to launch cap-and-trade auction today

14 Nov 2012

California on starting blocks for state cap-and-trade scheme

Businesses set to buy millions of carbon allowances in first auction today

14 Nov 2012

South Korea doubles emissions target for 2013

Power and industrial sector required to cut greenhouse gases by three per cent next year

15 Oct 2012

California kicks off carbon cap-and-trade trial

Air Resources Board stages mock trial of carbon trading auction ahead of November launch

03 Sep 2012

UK promises to slash EU emissions trading 'red tape'

DECC launches new consultation in response to 'red tape challenge' designed to simplify emissions trading scheme compliance

08 May 2012

South Korea vote paves way for carbon trading scheme

Key committee approves carbon trading legislation, clearing way for parliamentary vote

08 Feb 2012

Report: ICE to close Chicago Climate Futures Exchange

Closure underlines dwindling confidence in US carbon market

08 Aug 2011

California cap-and-trade work resumes after court win

Appeal court ruling allows regulators to continue work on state-wide emissions trading scheme

27 Jun 2011

New Jersey exits RGGI in yet another blow to US carbon market

Just days after court halts California's carbon trading plans, Republican governor orders New Jersey out of regional emissions market

27 May 2011

Judge halts California's carbon market plan

Cap-and-trade plans forced to pause, after judge orders regulator to investigate alternative options

23 May 2011

The ultimate guide to South Korea's cap-and-trade scheme

Tom Young takes the microscope to the latest proposals for Asia's first emissions trading scheme

20 Apr 2011

The ultimate guide to California's cap-and-trade scheme

California's emissions trading plans represent arguably the last chance of delivering a US carbon pricing mechanism - BusinessGreen takes the microscope to the wide-ranging scheme

21 Feb 2011

South Korea mulls delay to emissions trading scheme

Top official tells Reuters controversial emissions trading scheme could be delayed by up to two years

07 Feb 2011

Incoming governor threatens New Mexico's regional cap-and-trade plans

Governor Martinez scraps emissions targets and sacks Environmental Improvement Board

07 Jan 2011

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