Thursday, December 6, 2007

Barcap launches global carbon index (Barclays: BCS; BARC.L)

From Energy Risk:

Barclays Capital has launched a global carbon index, which tracks the performance of carbon credits in major emissions trading schemes.

This is the first time that such an index has been made available to asset managers, private banks and institutional investors, according to Barcap.

The Barclays Capital global carbon index (BGCI), intended as a benchmark for the rapidly growing carbon emissions markets, is made up of two sub-indices that track the performance of EUA credits in the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) and Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits generated by the clean development mechanism (CDM). There will be an 80:20 split between EUAs and CERs. The index will incorporate new ETS credits as they develop around the world....MORE