BlueNext – The Earth’s Exchange

The world’s leading environmental trading exchange

BlueNext were founded by NYSE Euronext and Caisse des Depots, in December 2007. This has given us certain innate strengths: A deep understanding of the energy market in general. Access to, and support from, the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group. And from the world’s safest bank – an inherent regard for minimising risk.

Our members enjoy: great liquidity; zero counter-party risk due to our unique delivery versus payment system; immediate settlement of their trades; and un-matched levels of client service. Members can trade both spot and derivative products.

Nobody disputes the need to tackle climate change. The European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) is the largest multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas emission trading scheme worldwide. BlueNext enables the trading of carbon dioxide through European Union Allowances. One EUA gives one ton of carbon allowance. Overtime the amount of allowances will be reduced, thus reducing the total emissions. The flipside to this is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This allows industrialised countries to invest in emission reducing projects in developing countries. These CDM projects generate Certified Emission Reduction credits (CERs). The CERs are transferable to industrial countries where they can be applied toward emission reduction targets.