Category Archives: Kyoto Protocol

Are you still holding on to CP1 CERs? We might pay you for them!

All CERs issued in respect of emission reductions in the first Kyoto period (2008-2012), the so-called CP1 Kyoto credits, will be frozen on 19th November 2015. From that moment on, it will no longer be possible to initiate transactions containing … Continue reading

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Eligibility and ineligibility

In order to be able to take part in the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol (International Emissions Trading – trading AAUs, CDM and JI) Annex I parties have to meet certain criteria called the eligibility criteria, as follows: They … Continue reading

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The impact of different EUA prices for airlines on the cost per passenger

Last week Delta Airlines announced the imposition of a $3 (=€2.36 at a rate today of $1.27 per €) surcharge for a transatlantic flight to cover the cost of EU allowances.  This seems to be a sensible and modest response … Continue reading

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Summary of the Durban COPMOP

The 17th Conference of the Parties (“COP17”) made important and unexpected progress. 1.       New Global Agreement The parties agreed to push towards a new global agreement on cutting emissions.  The main features are: Negotiations on the agreement are to start … Continue reading

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Good source for CDM and JI information

If you live on a flat island a few metres from the sea, then global warming focuses your mind. A case in point is the UNEP Risø Centre based at the Danish National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Research, part of … Continue reading

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