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Broker backs hedging with European units

Monday - Entities with future carbon liabilities should be thinking about hedging with European units Ė and that includes the country itself, says a leading carbon broker.

Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

Thursday - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Analysts up EU carbon price forecasts

13 Apr 17 - Analysts have significantly increased their forecasts for European carbon prices in the bloc's Emission Trading System for 2018 and 2019 to take into account the progress made in market reforms designed to curb oversupply.

NZ-China work on links despite carbon tax talk

17 Mar 17 - Work on developing carbon-trading links between New Zealand and China is continuing, despite a report this week that China might go to a carbon tax instead of a national emissions trading scheme.

China hints at tax instead of trading in carbon

15 Mar 17 - China is moving closer to a carbon tax for cutting emissions and away from the EUís emissions trading model, a senior Chinese official has said.

Carbon ends year having doubled its price

21 Dec 16 - Carbon closes the year nearly twice the price it was fetching this time last year.

NZ signs up with global carbon pricing group

2 Dec 16 - New Zealand has joined a World Bank group promoting carbon pricing.

Latest Australian auction a smaller affair

2 Dec 16 - Australiaís fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction was smaller than previous auctions, with no mega-projects and low participation.

China prepares for worldís biggest carbon market

23 Nov 16 - In the wake of Donald Trumpís victory in the US presidential election, and his refusal to recognise climate change, Chinaís new carbon market is attracting particular attention.

Beware knee-jerk reactions, says business head

John Carnegie

14 Nov 16 - Donald Trumpís presidency of the United States is a temporary speed bump in the path to a resilient low-carbon economy, says Business New Zealand.

Stay calm, says transtasman investor group

Emma Herd

11 Nov 16 - Investors should not let Donald Trumpís election as president of the United States undermine action on climate change, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

MEMO INVESTORS: You can't ignore climate change

25 Oct 16 - Investors can no longer ignore climate change, says a global asset-management company.

More trading could cut cost of climate change mitigation

20 Oct 16 - Greater global cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 per cent by 2030, according to a World Bank report.

Australian businesses keen to join global carbon trade

18 Oct 16 - AUSTRALIA'S conservative government might have ditched the countryís emissions trading scheme, but businesses across the Tasman still want to get involved in international carbon trading, a survey...

Ukraine ratifies Paris Agreement

21 Sep 16 - Ukraine Ė the source of many of the low-value carbon credits that have so embarrassed the New Zealand Government Ė is the latest country to ratify the Paris Agreement.

Canada will impose nationwide carbon price

Catherine McKenna

21 Sep 16 - Canada will impose a carbon price on provinces that do not adequately regulate emissions by themselves, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said without giving details on how the Liberal...

Gas emissions (the reported kind) take a dive

16 Sep 16 - New Zealandís reported greenhouse gas emissions have fallen drastically.

Trading scheme welcomes fewer units

16 Sep 16 - Just 4.6 million NZUs came into the Emissions Trading Scheme last year, new Government figures show.

Big banks under attack over damaging investments

15 Sep 16 - Two of New Zealandís largest banks are caught up in a campaign in which customers are threatening to close accounts if the banks donít stop lending money to climate-damaging businesses.

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