Carbon dioxide emissions
Views sought on future of UK carbon pricing post-Brexit

A joint consultation has been launched by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Kazakhstan launches online hub for greenhouse gases reporting

An online platform to monitor, report and verify emissions sources and greenhouse gases has been launched in Kazakhstan. It is part of the National Emissions Trading System, which was launched in 2013 as the nation’s main instrument to regulate domestic CO2 emissions. The platform enables major emitters to transmit and record data on emissions as […]

UK consults on aviation EU emissions trading system

A consultation on the UK’s implementation of the agreed amendments to the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) legislation has been launched. It follows the agreement reached between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council on the future of the aviation EU ETS earlier this year. That includes extending “to limit the scope […]

OECD – Taxing and trading ‘cheapest ways of reducing CO2’

Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems are the cheapest ways of reducing CO2 emissions according a new OECD study. The report found they are more cost effective than other instruments such as feed-in tariffs and subsidies. It added that in general market-based measures tended to be better value for money. The study looked at government […]

Australia to link with EU emissions trading scheme

Australia and the EU took a step towards an international carbon trading market after today announcing they will fully link their emissions trading systems in 2018. This means carbon credits under both schemes will count in either system, the EU’s Climate Commissioner and Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency said today. The two […]