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Canadian hemp products manufacturer buys majority stake in voluntary carbon sequestration standard

3 hours 6 min ago
A Canadian manufacturer of sustainable hemp products has bought a majority stake in a platform that creates and distributes carbon sequestration certificates to projects that use the material, as it looks to expand its reach in the voluntary market. 
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Greater transparency, predictability needed for future EU ETS intervention, says think tank

3 hours 34 min ago
There needs to be a more transparent and predictable approach to regulatory interventions in the EU ETS, a report from a think tank said Monday.
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Euro Markets: Midday Update

Mon, 2024-04-15 21:23
European carbon prices fell sharply in line with energy markets on Monday morning, as tensions in the Middle East appeared to lessen after Iran's drone strikes against Israel were largely defeated, with analysts and market participants reporting a general relaxation.
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Denmark pledges nearly $300 mln to plant forests, enhance water ecosystem

Mon, 2024-04-15 21:10
The Danish government has allocated DKK2 billion ($285 million) to initiatives aimed at strengthening biodiversity across the country, including planting forests and enhancing water ecosystems.
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INTERVIEW: Shift towards standardisation will spur market growth, but buyers must be willing to pay well for good credits, says Indian climate startup

Mon, 2024-04-15 20:53
Global carbon markets are slowly moving towards standardisation and there will be a demand for specific types of carbon from a specific group of people, according to the co-founder of an Indian climate startup.
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Conservation tech firm, Bloomberg Ocean Initiative launch tool to monitor marine biodiversity protection

Mon, 2024-04-15 20:28
Non-profit tech company and the Bloomberg Ocean Initiative have launched an open-source tool to track progress in sea conservation across the world, and presented it during the ongoing ocean conference in Athens, Greece.
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Japan moves to bring more hydrogen projects into JCM

Mon, 2024-04-15 20:22
Japan on Monday released a funding call under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) for hydrogen or other new technology projects that so far have been moving ahead without carbon finance.
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‘Anecdotal evidence’ that CBAM is spurring carbon pricing initiatives worldwide, EU official says

Mon, 2024-04-15 19:03
The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which came into force last year, is spurring new carbon pricing initiatives in countries around the world as they seek to avoid the CO2 tariff, an official has said, adding however, that not all of these schemes are comparable to the bloc's ETS.
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Southeast Asia “woefully” behind in race to meet near-term transition goals -report

Mon, 2024-04-15 18:30
Southeast Asia will need $1.5 trillion to reduce the 2.4 gigatonnes of CO2e required to meet its 2030 emissions targets, but is “woefully” off track, according to a report released Monday.
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China updates emission factors for domestic power sector to strengthen carbon accounting

Mon, 2024-04-15 17:42
China has published a set of emission factors for the power sector, as it seeks to strengthen carbon accounting requirements for domestic companies for the national emissions trading scheme as well as ahead of the introduction of the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM).
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Former Xpansiv, ICAP carbon market stalwarts team up to launch new trading firm

Mon, 2024-04-15 16:00
Four voluntary carbon market professionals have teamed up to launch a new trading and advisory desk, they said Monday.
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Activist capital fund lobs merger bid at Australian carbon project developer

Mon, 2024-04-15 15:50
An Australian activist capital fund has launched a takeover bid for a local carbon project developer, it told the market, one of several investments it has made in the country’s carbon industry.
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AU Market: Vast sum of ACCU holdings leads ANZ to downgrade price forecast

Mon, 2024-04-15 11:38
The continued growth of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) holdings by Safeguard entities and intermediaries has caused ANZ to downgrade its 12-month forecast price, but the bank noted there would still be some upside pressure.
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Debt swaps could funnel more than $100 bln to nature and climate, says NGO

Mon, 2024-04-15 10:01
Debt-for-nature and debt-for-climate swaps could free up more than $100 billion to spend on restoring nature and climate mitigation and adaptation, according to updated analysis based on a 2022 report by the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
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Researchers explore soil and rock dust combinations for effective CO2 removal

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:30
Carbon dioxide removals achieved through enhanced weathering (EW) can be heavily influenced by the soil to which the pulverised crushed rock is added, new research has found.
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Amended CCS bill passes Colorado House committee

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:06
A bill introduced in Colorado that aims to expand the state’s Energy and Carbon Management Commission’s (CECMC) regulatory authority on carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations passed a legislative committee Thursday with significant amendments.
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Emitters pick up RGGI length, while traders reduce positions in all three US carbon markets

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:01
Covered entities were the only group to increase RGGI Allowance (RGAs) holdings recently, while speculators reduced net length across all three North American carbon markets, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed Friday.
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LCFS Market: California prices drop 6% on ARB workshop disappointment

Sat, 2024-04-13 08:51
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices sold off following ARB's Tuesday release of public workshop materials, with market participants disappointed at the regulator's proposed choice of a 30% carbon intensity (CI) reduction target for 2030, while traders pondered ARB's rationale given the programme's outsized surplus bank.
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Methane offset developer to raise C$3 mln in IPO, lists orphaned well VCM projects under recently-approved methodology

Sat, 2024-04-13 07:06
A Florida-headquartered methane offset developer is looking to raise C$3 mln in an initial public offering in Canada, after this month listing two orphaned oil and gas well projects on a US-based voluntary carbon registry.
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Third carbon market ETF to close this year

Sat, 2024-04-13 02:43
Another carbon market ETF will start to liquidate its holdings this month, the third such fund to close this year.
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