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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 avoidance credits

The lovers and haters of carbon avoidance credits

Frequently, debates on the best approach to tackle climate change and reduce the amount of GHG emissions in the atmosphere are overwhelming. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary for policymakers report in April 2022, carbon removal projects are essential in balancing the unavoidable emissions to achieve a net zero emission. Does …

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offset market choices

Offset market choices

Carbon offsets can be used to meet Paris Agreement goals or voluntary targets. However, it depends on host country policies. Bearing in mind that the work of elaborating the Paris Agreement is already completed, after nations signed off on the high-level rules regarding carbon markets at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, we can now look …

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ACX's standardized instrument products

What are ACX’s standardized instrument products?

ACX is one of the most important platforms in the Voluntary Carbon Market. This platform allows its clients to gain exposure to an asset class as opposed to individual projects. Its main goal is to bring traditional commodities trading infrastructure to the carbon markets. They do so thanks to their low fees, efficient trading, settlement …

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ALLCOT Trading and the Voluntary Carbon Market in 2021

ALLCOT Trading’s main activity is in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). The VCM contributes to closing global climate policy gaps (mitigation, finance, ambition) and enables non-state actors to take meaningful action ahead of and beyond regulation and in support of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It channels finance to mitigation and adaptation projects, through a …

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