The market for voluntary carbon offsetting is booming as more and more companies opt to go ‘carbon neutral’. At the same time, regulated carbon credit markets are also expanding under the EU and the Kyoto Protocol.
A sharp rise in the number of transactions in the emissions trading market brought the value of trades to about $64bn last year, says the World Bank in an annual review
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Delays by EU member governments in issuing allowances could impact development of the market
A recent surge of investor interest in the emerging global carbon credit market has created ripe conditions for risk management products ranging from insurance to derivatives
Buyers should beware of the poor quality of some of the carbon credits on offer, with only 30 of 170 companies providing clear environmental benefits, says a study
Carbon emissions trading could become the world’s leading derivatives product as businesses in Asia and the US move to lower their greenhouse gas emissions, according to a senior US market regulator
The price that companies pay for generating carbon dioxide pollution has seen the biggest fall in nearly two years this week as growing expectations of a recession...
The only sure thing about the creation of a market for carbon quotas and credits is that it risks opening a field for financial manipulation and speculation
The Commission willing to give an explicit assurance to heavy industries that their competitiveness would be preserved in the face of a commitment to cut carbon emissions
A steel and iron industry lobby group has accused bureaucrats of a ‘vindictive’ campaign to chase the sector out of Europe to meet European Union climate change goals