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Simplifying and amplifying best practice in using carbon credits for climate action
November 16
  |  Carbon Market

South Pole has developed simple principles that explain the benefits of using carbon credits, based on existing best practice and recommendations by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMi), among many others, turning technical guidance into accessible language, with easily understandable talking points.

Scaling up forest-based solutions for planetary crises
November 15
  |  Carbon Market

How trees and forests are best deployed to confront some of the biggest challenges of our time

COP 27: Are Carbon Markets A Solution To A More Sustainable World Or A New Speculative Bubble?
an EM Strategic Supporter Blog by Livelihoods
November 8
  |  Carbon Market

There are countless initiatives, ranging from start-ups which offer to plant trees, buy, or sell carbon credits, to a growing number of companies who seek to offset their carbon emissions, and many investors who promise ambitious financial returns. Attracted by the prospect or hope of a strong growth in carbon prices promised by many experts, financial investors are now interested in activities that they had previously neglected because they were considered not very profitable and too risky. Views by Bernard Giraud, President of Livelihoods Venture

World faces a major “Gigaton Gap” on finance for forests, new research says
November 7
  |  Carbon Market

To get back on track to meet global 2030 targets for forests, a new study is calling for a “bold” new public and private commitment to a floor price of $30-$50 per ton for high-integrity forest carbon credits, and accelerating upfront finance to forest countries for REDD+. A new report finds that for 2030 forest […]

9 Things to Know About National Climate Plans (NDCs)
October 19

WRI’s new report found that countries are making incremental progress on strengthening their Nationally Determined Contributions, however, urgent transformational change is still needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Today’s VCM, Explained in Three Figures
October 13
  |  Carbon Market

Is the market truly booming? Are offsets the next big solution or a scam? And what’s up with carbon crypto tokens? Here’s a quick tour through the voluntary carbon market, courtesy of our Ecosystem Marketplace analysts. If you want to learn more, visit our public Data Intelligence & Analytics Dashboard, and download the latest State […]

Shades of REDD+
Beyond carbon – evaluating the sustainable development co-benefits of carbon projects
October 11
  |  Carbon Market

The carbon credit ratings agency Calyx Global is pioneering a methodology to rate positive contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of carbon projects. As expert advisors to Calyx Global’s SDG assessments, we hope to raise the bar for these projects. Carbon projects could design and implement activities that will bring long-term positive changes for people and the planet, contributing to SDGs from local to global levels.