Carbon Quantified XV Edition: Green Bonds & JET-P

Hey there, Climate Enthusiasts!

Greetings and welcome to the Fifteenth edition of Carbon Quantified! We are excited to share our analysis on Green Bonds, JET-P, and India’s EPR Journey. 

Overview of the Fifteenth Edition:

In our fifteenth edition newsletter, we remain steadfast in our commitment to exploring pivotal sustainability topics and enhancing accountability to steer us toward a greener future.

Green Bonds: Financing a Sustainable Future takes center stage in our exploration. We’ll delve into the world of green bonds and how they shape the financing of a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.

Next, we shed light on The Global Impact of Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JET-P): A Comprehensive Analysis. This comprehensive analysis will unveil the transformative potential of Just Energy Transition Partnerships and their impact on a global scale.

Our data-driven article, India’s EPR Journey in Plastic Waste Management: Obligation or Opportunity? critically examines India’s path in managing plastic waste. We’ll explore whether Extended Producer Responsibility is perceived as an obligation or an opportunity in this critical sector.


Upcoming Webinar: Unlocking Plastic Credits Market: EPR and Verra Methodology Solutions 
Date: October 19, 2023

It will feature prominent panelists, including Dr. Sameer Joshi, Vice Chairman of the Indian Plastic Institute, and Rachna Gampa, Senior Manager of Plastic Neutrality at Recykal. This event promises valuable insights into navigating the complexities of carbon markets successfully.

Recent Highlight: Our interview with Carbon Pulse, a leading source of news and intelligence on carbon pricing and climate change policies, has been published. The article, “Indian startup bets on the Plastic Credits Market Despite Challenges,” provides a fascinating insight into our efforts and challenges in the plastic credits market. 

As we venture into the subsequent sections, you can expect profound insights, data-driven analysis, and expert perspectives that empower stakeholders to make informed decisions and drive positive environmental impact. Stay tuned for another enlightening edition.

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Calculus IQ: India’s EPR Journey in Plastic Waste Management: Obligation or Opportunity?

Over the last 100 years, the world has produced more than 8.8 billion tonnes of plastic, 460M (or 5%) just in the year 2019. To tackle the problem of plastic waste, India has an EPR system in place. Under EPR, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has mandated recyclers to report their plastic packaging recycling data and generate EPR credits for the same. EPR stands for Extended Producer Responsibility.

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Green Bonds: Financing a Sustainable Future

The global financial landscape is undergoing a profound transformation as environmental consciousness takes center stage. One significant development in this shift towards sustainable finance is the rise of green bonds. These financial instruments have emerged as powerful tools for funding environmentally friendly projects and initiatives. In this article, we will explore the rapid growth of the green bond market, Australia’s sovereign green bonds program, the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) expansion of green bonds to include biodiversity and water protection, and the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) new rules on green bonds issuance.

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The Global Impact of Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JET-Ps): A Comprehensive Analysis

Over the past year, the “Just Energy Transition Partnership” (JETP) has emerged as a groundbreaking approach to tackling climate change by supporting coal-dependent emerging economies in their shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. As countries face the imperative of moving away from coal, JETPs aim to ensure this transition is not only environmentally sound but also just, addressing social consequences and creating economic opportunities for affected communities and workers. This article examines the progress and potential pitfalls of JETPs, focusing on the recently launched JETPs in South Africa & Indonesia, and India’s Unique Approach to Energy Transition.

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INTERVIEW: Indian startup bets on plastic credits market despite challenges

It has been estimated that up to $40 billion in annual funding is needed between now and 2040 to get the situation under control, with the plastic credit market hoping to play a role in addressing the situation. However, compared to other emerging environmental markets, such as that for biodiversity credits, the plastics market has been moving fairly slow so far despite having a head start. “The market has stagnated due to a funding gap, a lack of clear structure, and huge information asymmetry. We thought we could bridge that gap,” Calculus CEO Neelesh Agrawal told Carbon Pulse.

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Webinar: Unlocking Plastic Credits Market: EPR and Verra Methodology Solutions

Gain insights into the pivotal role of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Verra Methodology Solutions in the global plastic credits market with a focus on India. Learn about the latest trends and opportunities in plastic credit projects and participate in a dynamic Q&A session with our expert panelists. Register now for the opportunity to win a one-on-one session with our panelists, where you can dive deeper into your specific questions and interests!

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Malaysia to regulate large power users, sees $20 bln in energy savings by 2050

Malaysia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law that will require the country’s biggest energy consumers to implement power-saving measures, as it looks to slash its energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Tokyo Stock Exchange begins trade in carbon credits

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) started trading carbon credits on Wednesday, as the world’s fifth-largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitter put in place a key element of its strategy to tackle climate change.

INTERVIEW: Indian startup bets on plastic credits market despite challenges

Founded in 2022, Calculus Carbon – despite the name – is working to establish itself as an intermediary, connecting plastic credits project developers and plastic waste generators interested in investing in the industry.

MSCI acquires specialist carbon markets researcher Trove

Global finance index and tools provider MSCI has acquired Trove Research, a specialist data, analysis, and advisory firm. 

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