MEDIA RELEASE 28 August
Global Carbon Exchange 'enables' Federal Government's link to European carbon scheme
Sydney - London: With the Federal Government announcing plans to link the
Australian and European carbon pricing schemes, Wayne Sharpe, chief executive
officer of electronic carbon trading platform, Carbon Trade Exchange predicts
the news to be a huge step towards a truly global carbon trading market.
"This change in policy enables Australia to open itself up to the growing carbon
trading markets across Europe, Australasia and the US.
"The development is everything we've been working towards for the past five
years. We moved our headquarters from London UK to Sydney Australia in the
belief that carbon trading would become a highly lucrative global market, and
that the markets would link" said Sharpe.
"Currently our technology provides the only way Australian businesses will be
able transact electronically in real time with the newly linked European carbon
"There is no better time to be onboard with carbon trading than now. A key
benefit for businesses is that they can now purchase credits in Australia to
meet their carbon emissions obligations in the UK and vice versa. Companies will
soon be able to buy Compliance credits online directly off our custom built
exchange - as they currently can for voluntary offsetting - to become carbon
neutral" he said.
Carbon credits in the Regulated and Voluntary market are at very low prices from
where industry, investment, banking and government bodies expect them to be over
the next 5 years and beyond.
About Carbon Trade Exchange
A wholesale market place for third parties to buy or sell carbon credits, with
fees predominantly based on transactions, Carbon Trade Exchange is the only
global exchange for the buying and selling of quality, trusted Carbon credits in
a seamless electronic exchange from any computer or mobile device linked to the
Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is company founded by Australian entrepreneur Wayne
Sharpe and provides a secure, global, electronic trading platform for companies,
NGO's, originators, brokers, banks and intermediaries (members) in 22 countries.
Carbon Trade Exchange supports the trading of carbon credits that originate
under both the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CERs) and
International voluntary standards (VERs), such as VCS and Gold Standard,
maximising the global reach of its trading platform and the liquidity of its
Carbon Trade Exchange has partnered with banks, registries and voluntary
standards to ensure that all carbon credits traded on the exchange originate
from high quality, verified carbon projects as well as being legitimately owned
by the seller involved.
Wayne Sharpe, founder of Bartercard, the world's largest credit unit exchange,
used many of the same features of the award-wining software/systems developed
for Bartercard, uniquely redeveloped for the Carbon sector and the internet.
Carbon Trade Exchange has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia and an office in
London, plus links to major Carbon registries globally. The NSW government
supported CTX's move to Sydney from London.
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