Article below highlights the importance of incorporating the latest science to improve methodologies, as evidenced by the progressive refinement of REDD methodologies since their establishment in 2010. It also describes how new impact evaluation approaches like dynamic baselines, which involve direct observations in matched controls to better attribute impacts to actions, can make valuable contributions in accounting for REDD and other AFOLU activities, and should be seriously considered for broader integration into existing accounting frameworks.
Ecosystem Marketplace is offering a new series of live “EM Insights Briefings” in 2023. Register to attend our March edition with The World Bank.
Ecosystem Marketplace, an initiative of the non-profit Forest Trends, has launched a new effort with support from the United States Department of State Office of Global Change to support developing country governments in considering how international carbon markets could enhance their national climate strategies. Ecosystem Marketplace (EM) will provide information and capacity building to a […]
Ecosystem Marketplace is offering a new series of live “EM Insights Briefings” in 2023.
Lasting mitigation of carbon is critical for keeping emissions in line with the goals established in the Paris Agreement. Backed by the IPCC, Science Based Target Initiative, and the United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign, carbon removals pose a huge opportunity to help meet the crucial 1.5 degree or less global warming trajectory. These […]
Over the past five years, Supply Change has observed an explosion in the number of companies aiming to protect biodiversity as part of their commitment to reduce or eliminate deforestation in their forest-risk commodity supply chains. Data gathered in late 2021, featured in part one of Supply Change’s two-part report series published in 2022, shows that over three-quarters (76 percent) of companies researched included a biodiversity protection statement in at least one commitment.
The world is awakening to the desperate need to protect forests in light of the climate crisis, and Verra has been working since its inception in 2005 with leading scientists, conservationists, financiers and practitioners to establish a robust voluntary framework that enables society to value environmental benefits derived from project activities, including the protection of forests under threat through REDD.