With the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report each year, we strive to offer voluntary market coverage that is global, insightful and freely available – to reach readers from Westpac to watchdogs. Read on for details about the report and the latest news from around the world of v-carbon.
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11 October 2011 | Show of hands: who among you regularly pays for market analysis?
Many of our readers probably have some access to industry news and trade data if their company is directly engaged in markets for emissions reductions.
But what about those readers that collectively shape public opinion and demand for offsets – i.e. prospective buyers, journalists, new start-ups, community members, NGO’s, educators, governments and the general public – who are interested in this marketplace but can face limited access to industry information?
When Ecosystem Marketplace teams up each year with Bloomberg New Energy Finance to produce the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report, we strive to offer voluntary market coverage that is global, insightful and freely available – to reach readers from Westpac to watchdogs.
For five years now, we have offered the world’s only free year-on-year tracking of the evolving relationships between global voluntary offset transactions and the wider world of regulation, emerging markets and other external pressures that drive market maturation.
Some of these developments were set in motion long before we launched our first report in 2007, and will continue to unfold regardless of who is keeping tabs. With or without the State of reports, well-established market players will have access to necessary business intelligence.
But Ecosystem Marketplace was founded and is by now best-positioned to provide comprehensive, transparent industry knowledge through this benchmark report – benefiting everyone who is invested in voluntary emissions reductions, new and established alike.
That’s why, even as the funding climate has warmed to new markets and cooled for some traditional funding sources, we hope to again publish this report – free and expanded – and continue to operate our voluntary carbon program (including V-Carbon News briefs) in 2012.
In order to do so, we must raise US$90,000 in donations or sponsorship commitments by November 30, 2011.
There are a few ways readers can help us reach this goal:
- Make a donation (of any amount!). Those that contribute over US$499 will be recognized in the 2012 report.
- Become a Sponsor. This is how reader support can add up fast. Yes, we will display your logo at every opportunity. No, we don’t share confidential survey responses with sponsors.
- Follow our progress. We will update our fundraising successes here as we count down to December.
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