About: cap and trade market

China launches largest carbon market in the world

China launched what will become the world’s largest carbon market on Tuesday (19 December), surpassing the EU’s flagship market mechanism to cap and trade emissions. The scheme is part of a host of major policies China is using to peak its GHGs by 2030.
CETA 28-02-2017

Hogan: Balanced trade deals beneficial for EU farming

Trade deals have boosted EU agricultural exports as well as employment in agri-food and other economic sectors, a new European Commission study has found.
Transport 25-10-2016

Farmers want the brakes put on ‘costly’ push for ABS in tractors

European Commission plans to force tractors to have anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are unnecessarily expensive for manufacturers and based on inaccurate analysis, EU farmers and machinery industry representatives have warned.
Climate change 23-10-2012

Brussels pitches ban on Kyoto-era credits

The European Commission has proposed an Emissions Trading System (ETS) ban on €440 million of Kyoto-era carbon credits from non-EU countries such as Russia, which have not signed up to a second Kyoto commitment period.
Climate change 05-07-2012

EU puts finishing touches on CO2 market review plans

The European Commission has yet to set a date for publishing plans to bolster the EU Emissions Trading System, but still aims to release them before the summer recess begins in August, a spokesman said yesterday (4 July).
Climate change 30-04-2012

Climate aid cash stumbles into tax haven debate

The use of middlemen to leverage private sector climate cash is putting investments at risk because of the rich world’s negligence in ensuring transparency and adequate monitoring, according to a new report by the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad).  
Climate change 20-04-2012

Brussels sets ball rolling for carbon market intervention

A review of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) has been brought forward a year, offering “a golden opportunity” for a re-examination of the current rules to prop up the depressed carbon market, said Connie Hedegaard, the EU's Climate Action commissioner.
Climate change 03-04-2012

EU emissions drop triggers carbon price freefall

Sagging carbon prices lost nearly 14% of their value yesterday (2 April) as recession and a warm winter sparked a predicted 2.6% drop in carbon emissions from the 10,000 installations covered by the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) last year.
Climate change 28-03-2012

Setting aside the case for ETS set-asides

A proposal to set aside carbon credits in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to prop up the price of CO2 is bad for the credibility of the ETS and bad for European competitiveness – especially the chemicals industry, writes William Garcia from CEFIC.
Climate change 16-01-2012

Investors say private sector must tackle climate change

Institutional investors with a collective $26 trillion under management have opened a new front in the fight against climate change, urging the private sector to mobilise and find new technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.