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Mexican ETS

Mexico’s Emission Trading System (ETS): how does it work?

What is an Emission Trading System (ETS)? An Emission Trading System is an instrument based on the “cap and trade” principle, whose premise is to set a limit on GHG emissions that can be emitted by one or a group of economic sectors. Under this mechanism, each year is fixed a maximum amount of GHG …

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carbon credits

What do you need to know before buying carbon credits?

What are carbon credits? Carbon credits are one of the three proposals that were included in the Kyoto Protocol. Their main goal is the reduction of emissions causing global warming. They were presented by Graciela Chichilnisky, an Argentine mathematical economist, in 1993. Carbon credits is a generic term for any tradable certificate that represents a …

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I-RECs renewable energy

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and how do they work?

Addressing climate change is perhaps the biggest generational task we face and there is a clear opportunity for finance to accelerate the response to it. There are many ways in which the private sector can contribute to this cause, and the use and promotion of renewable energy in its operations has been a major one …

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South Africa’s carbon tax: how does it work?

The price set on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is known as a carbon tax. It plays a central role in reducing GHG emissions and combating climate change. It is a financially flexible tool that automatically encourages consumers and producers to shift towards energy options that emit less carbon, whatever those options may be. Economists call …

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Carbon tax in Colombia: how does it work?

Climate change is a real and tangible fact. It is the main cause of the continuous social, environmental and structural affectation of cities, and its impact has caused a deterioration in local, regional, national and international markets. These impacts can be intervened with tools to leverage positive climate actions, which aim to structurally decarbonize systems, …

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