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Governments Worldwide Embrace Voluntary Carbon Offset Market: Report
Molly Peters-Stanley, Carbon Programs Manager

Publication Details

Date Published: 02/29/2012
Author: Molly Peters-Stanley, Carbon Programs Manager
Publication Name: Governments Worldwide Embrace Voluntary Carbon Offset Market
Publisher: Ecosystem Marketplace
Affiliated Organization: Forest Trends

With the future of an international climate agreement still in flux, governments worldwide are turning to markets for voluntary carbon offsetting to engage private sector climate actors – and to inform or provide the tools that could shape tomorrow’s regulated carbon markets.

At least 21 such government programs are currently underway, and nine of these have emerged in the last four years, according to this study by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. The report provides case studies of the 13 most advanced programs in Bringing it Home: Taking Stock of Government Engagement with the Voluntary Carbon Market.