Carbon Market Watch response to the CFTC’s proposed guidance on Voluntary Carbon Credit Derivative Contracts

Carbon Market Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the United States’ Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed guidance on the voluntary carbon market (VCM). Regulating financial transactions in the VCM, including but not limited to futures transactions, is important to plug some of the most gaping holes in the current VCM infrastructure. Financial …

CMW inputs to the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body ahead of its 10th meeting: Operation of the mechanism registry

Before the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body’s 10th meeting from 26 February to 1 March 2024, Carbon Market Watch prepared inputs on the draft document, “Concept note: Operation of the mechanism registry (v01.0)”. The mechanism registry will be a core part of the Article 6 infrastructure, and all activity- and unit-related data must be made accessible to …

Carbon Markets 101 – The ultimate guide to market-based climate mechanisms

This guide gives an introduction to the current state of international carbon credit markets. It lays out key elements of the newly established markets under the Paris Agreement, and the functioning of the voluntary carbon market, which operates outside of the UN system. It concludes with a discussion of the role of these mechanisms in climate action, and how they should and should not be used.

12 Days of ETSMas

Merry ETSmas!

The EU through its Emissions Trading System giftwraps free pollution permits to 30 grossly wealthy energy  production and heavy industry companies causing 25% of the bloc’s emissions.

Over the 12 days of ETSMas we counted down the EU’s luckiest polluters.