This Week in Forest Carbon: What do you think?
Ecosystem Marketplace is looking for your input as we compile data of this year’s State of the Forest Carbon Markets and State of Voluntary Carbon Markets. This weeks Forest Carbon News will give you the details and, of course, provide a collection of the latest news from the world of Forest Carbon – including a call for concessions in Indonesia, a court case challenging California’s AB32 and the recent timeout for the EU ETS.
NOTE: This article has been reprinted from Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon newsletter. You can receive this summary of global news and views from the world of Forest Carbon automatically in your inbox by clicking here.
4 February 2011 | Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to announce an open call for organizations to contribute data to the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011 and State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2011 reports.
In 2010, Ecosystem Marketplace published the first-ever State of the Forest Carbon Markets report, giving the first deep insights and fundamental market data for this rapidly growing and historically significant sector. Over the past four years, Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have produced the annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report – the only market-wide, freely available quantitative report on the voluntary carbon markets.
Both of these reports were quickly adopted as benchmarks in the carbon markets and are cited throughout the year by major news outlets, private- and public-sector decision makers, and other market players and observers.
This year, we are combining and streamlining the survey efforts for these two landmark publications to collect 2010 market data for both reports.
If your organization supplied offsets to the voluntary market in 2010, we invite you to contribute data on the nature of these transactions. If your organization has developed forest carbon projects in either voluntary or compliance markets, we also invite you to participate.
Sharing your data can benefit your organization at several levels:
- Exposure: Organizations that share 2010 volume data can choose to be listed in the back of the final report (with weblink) as well as Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s online directories/catalogs. Each forest project also has the opportunity to be featured with a profile on the Forest Carbon Portal’s international Project Inventory
- Credibility: Following the report’s publication, data providers can elect to receive an electronic “seal of transparency” logo to display on their website or other communication materials for one year.
- Effectiveness: Sharing your data ensures this report adequately represents the voluntary and forest carbon marketplaces, providing critical transparency and bolstering the validity and functioning of the markets in which you participate.
- Experience: Through our survey, obtain a useful benchmark of your organization’s performance and growth in the voluntary carbon markets – and see how it measures up in the final report.
While names of eligible organizations will be (optionally) listed, all other information remains confidential. Company-specific data that is not currently publicly available (including prices and volumes) will only be reported at an aggregate, regional level or with permission. Individual names and contact information will not be published or given out to third parties without prior permission.
The survey deadline for both reports is February 14, 2011 – please complete the online form by this date. A PDF copy of the survey is available for download from the survey landing page to help you collect and prepare all relevant information before completing the survey online.
Access the surveys HERE. We appreciate your assistance and look forward to working with you.
If you have any queries about confidentiality, content, or forest carbon report sponsorship contact David Diaz (202-298-3006). For questions regarding the forest report, including voluntary carbon report sponsorship please contact Molly Peters-Stanley (202-298-3005).
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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