Carbon market welcomes ICE purchase of CCX

Carbon emission

The Climate Exchange owns both the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), which operates North America's only cap-and-trade system for all six greenhouse gases, and the European Climate Exchange (ECX), the leading exchange operating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

The acquisition is representative of a general trend towards consolidation across the global carbon exchange sector, says Simon Glossop, partner at London-based carbon trader CF Partners. "We're going to see more of t