Carbon Derivatives and Environmental Products

Emilie Mazzacurati, Point Carbon, a Thomson Reuters company

‘Carbon markets are different from other commodity markets in that they are not just influenced by policy decisions but created by them: the value of the underlying commodity depends entirely on policy and politics.’

What are carbon markets?

Volumes and value

Overview of regulation

Carbon instruments

What drives carbon prices?

Trading carbon: in practice



Carbon markets are spot and derivatives markets created by governments to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) at the lowest possible cost. The underlying commodity is virtual: the right to emit greenhouse gases. The government creates a ...

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