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February 2018: Korean Climate Policies and ETS forecast

Korea’s current commitment to the Paris Agreement is to reduce GHG emissions by 37% by 2030. One of the government’s main instruments is the Korea Emission Trading Scheme (K-ETS) established in Janu ...read more

January 2018: Korea ETS Phase 1 Review

Korea’s Emissions Trading Scheme came into force on January 2015 covering 525 entities (600 entities at present) from the energy, industry, building, waste and transport sectors. The ETS will opera ...read more

Korean Market: Cooling period after government steps in (December 2017)

After the South Korean government revealed its proposed plan on the second phase of the ETS and indicated that it considers stronger market interference measures, the price of Korean carbon allowan ...read more

Korean Market: High prices amidst supply problems (November 2017)

November’s latest market data shows a heavy demand, primarily from the power sector, for Korean carbon allowances as poor liquidity continues to drive the prices at record high levels. The p ...read more

Korean Market: Growing anxiety among compliance entities (October 2017)

The Korea ETS is now trading on the last year of its first phase. The second trading year (2016) closed last June 2017 with a total certified emission of 554.3 million tons and emission reserve of ...read more

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