COP28 Update: New Article 6.4 Text is Simpler, More Nature Friendly
December 9

Negotiations are ongoing but will break at 4pm Gulf Standard Time.

African Countries Mobilize for Carbon Markets Despite Article 6 Deadlock
December 8

Developing countries — and companies inside them — are moving forward with cross-border cooperation and knowledge-sharing under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement even as negotiations remain deadlocked over the role of nature-based solutions.

Analysis: Article 6.4 Talks Have Stalled in Dubai. Here’s What’s At Stake
December 5

Year-end climate talks opened with a breakthrough on the global loss and damage fund, but negotiations over Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement remain stalled. The issue is which removal approaches to recognize, and the stakes are massive. Here’s what’s at stake.

Burdened by unverifiable policy assumptions: The decision on when to apply corresponding adjustments to voluntary carbon markets
December 4

With COP28 now underway, it is time to re-visit the link between the approaches established under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and Voluntary Carbon Markets, and discuss the role of Corresponding Adjustments in this context.

Why we need to invest in natural climate solutions now
December 1
  |  Carbon Market

There is a growing tide of negative sentiment towards nature-based solutions (NbS). If this groundswell of negativity continues unabated, there is a very real risk that nature-based solutions lose the investment so desperately needed for their success. This would be nothing short of disastrous for the climate, for local ecosystems, and for the people most […]

What to Watch for Voluntary Carbon and Article 6 at COP 28
November 29
  |  Carbon Market

Year-end climate talks are focused on the global stock-take, which involves more than just taking stock of past actions. The primary agenda is to create mechanisms for dramatically scaling ambition up for the next five years. Earlier this month, the government of Rwanda attached a “Letter of Authorization” to carbon credits purchased by German nonprofit […]

Shades of REDD+
Harmonized Biodiversity Claims as a Solution for Fragmented Biodiversity Markets
November 22
  |  Biodiversity Market

22 November 2023 | Interest in market-based approaches to support of biodiversity conservation and restoration has grown significantly since December 2022, when the Parties to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF.) The GBF sets a financial target of mobilizing at least USD 200 billion per year […]