Shades of REDD+
Corresponding Adjustments, Equity, and Climate Justice
June 10
  |  Carbon Market

Integrity and practicality. Will accounting technicalities of voluntary carbon claims get in the way of deploying carbon finance in voluntary carbon markets that supports developing countries and communities battle poverty and invest in clean energy and transport, sustainable land use, and healthy ecosystems?

Illegal agriculture is the main reason we’re still losing forests. Is a crackdown coming?
May 20
  |  Deforestation

If illegal deforestation for agriculture were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world after China and the US.

Shades of REDD+
ART, JNR or GCF… Which is Best for Countries?
May 13
  |  REDD

Carbon finance is growing and countries are faced with an array of choices—including whether to pursue projects, nesting or jurisdictional REDD+, which standards to use in doing so, and what finance opportunity to pursue.  The landscape can be a confusing array of options.  In this contribution to the Shades of REDD+ series, targeted for forest countries, we try to demystify three opportunities to capture finance for jurisdictional REDD+ performance.

Changes to Verra’s Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Framework to Advance Global Climate Goals
May 7

Verra has made critical updates to its Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Framework that will strengthen the ability of forest conservation and restoration efforts to contribute to global climate goals by enabling the integration of project activities with jurisdictional efforts.

Who’s Buying Carbon Offsets?
Latest EM Insights Explores the Demand Side
May 5
  |  Carbon Market

Who’s buying offsets? According to the latest EM Insights on Voluntary Carbon Markets, it’s mostly European companies. Under the hood, there’s more nuance in terms of buyer preferences for specific standards, project types, non-carbon benefits, and vintages.

6 Words to Describe the US Pledge to Reduce Emissions 50-52% by 2030
April 27
  |  Climate change

The first 100 days of U.S. President Biden’s administration saw a flurry of new action and commitments on climate. All of this culminated in Biden setting a target to cut emissions in half by the end of this decade. Here are six words to describe this historic announcement.

Claims + Credibility: Embracing Diversification to Scale Carbon Markets
April 26
  |  Carbon Market

If total greenhouse gas emissions in new or updated country plans offer a mere 0.5% reduction, greater ambition is needed from governments to fill this gap. Can a robust voluntary carbon market play an important role in this context?