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EEX/Eurex: New Daily Record on Carbon Derivatives Market

(PresseBox) (Leipzig/Frankfurt am Main, ) On Tuesday, 19 August 2008, a new daily record was achieved in trading of EUA futures on the EEX Derivatives Market for emission rights with 3,518,000 EUAs. The previous daily record was set on 3 March 2008 with 1,096,000 EUAs.

The cooperation between EEX and Eurex, launched in December 2007, has been starting with trading of CO2 emission rights (EUA futures) for the second Kyoto phase 2008 to 2012. Since then, the cooperation was continuously extended: besides EUA futures, market participants are able to trade CER futures (Certified Emission Reductions), global emission credits in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, and options on EUA futures on the joint platform.