This Week In Forest Carbon:
After tallying up the numbers for our yearly round up of the top ten stories in 2012 – as depicted by our readers – we find the majority of the spots being taken by validation/verification stories related to both domestic and international standards. For 2013, our readers foresee a growing emphasis on jurisdictional REDD+ efforts, which VCS and ACR launched methodologies for in 2012. Stay tuned to Ecosystem Marketplace to see if these two trends cross paths throughout the year!
Standardizing in 2012 to Branch Out in 2013
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17 January 2013 |
With 2013 already bringing in new developments in the forest carbon market, Ecosystem Marketplace is taking a look back at the most memorable stories of 2012, according to our readers – who also shared their market predictions for 2013.
A year ago, our readers accurately forecasted an emphasis on sub-national initiatives that would foster regional forest carbon markets, and a continued focus on the development of REDD outside the UN process. The survey-based ranking showcased below of the most eye-catching stories in 2012 supports these trends.
REDD projects around the globe, some of which made it to our top ten list, consistently made headlines throughout last year as they took on validation and verification processes to both domestic and international standards. Meanwhile, both national and sub-national efforts were manifested – and some materialized – to develop domestic markets and/or enter international ones.
In 2013, our expert readers see an increased emphasis on jurisdictional and nested REDD approaches taking center stage; non-traditional sources of forestry finance; and the development of national and regional emissions trading schemes’ credibility. Check out the ranking below and read some insightful predictions from the forest carbon markets' movers and shakers – including Forest Carbon News readers like you!
While you’re reading, know that you and thousands of other readers made 2012 the best year yet for Ecosystem Marketplace and Forest Carbon News readership! We look forward to providing reliable and transparent information again in the new year, thanks in part to those organizations that support our research.
Most recently, this includes the Verified Carbon Standard, BioCarbon Group Pte. and the Santiago Climate Exchange, which recently joined other donors to make our 2013 State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report a possibility. We’re now 15 donors away (at the $3K level) from being able to publish again in 2013 – can we count on your support? Email Molly Peters-Stanley to inquire.
Best wishes for a greener diet in 2013, from all of us here at Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace!
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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