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Sharing the Stage

Last year, voluntary carbon offset buyers threw their collective weight behind climate-led development. With many of these buyers driven to altruistically “combat climate change through their purchases, 2013 saw a record volume of offsets transacted from projects that deliver climate and community-facing outcomes (“cobenefi ts) in developing countries. KEY REPORT FINDINGS Across all years of […]

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Forging a New Frontier: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2008

OTC volume of voluntary emission offsets nearly tripled in 2007, and Ecosystem Marketplace has once again teamed up with New Carbon Finance to crunch and analyze this fascinating market. The full report is now available for download. Subtitled “Forging the Frontier” to highlight the emergence of more than twenty independent standards for verifying and validating […]


The Matrix: Mapping Ecosystem Service Markets

The once-radical concept of saving the environment by documenting the economic value of environmental services and then getting industry to pay is finally catching on – but how is one to keep track of all the new methodologies and concepts? The Ecosystem Marketplace presents The Matrix, a new tool for surveying the ecosystem services landscape. […]


Picking up Steam: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007

The ‘State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007: Picking Up Steam’ is a comprehensive quantitative assessment of the voluntary carbon market with information on prices and volumes traded, as well as an analysis of current trends and buyer motivations. The report includes data gathered from both buyers and sellers and offers a detailed summary of […]


Offsetting Emissions: A Business Brief on the Voluntary Carbon Market

This business brief is intended for companies considering the purchase of voluntary offsets for their greenhouse gas emissions. It offers clear steps that guide early assessments and enable corporate decision makers to become educated consumers within voluntary carbon markets.



The Case for Carbon Pricing

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment has published a policy brief: The case for carbon pricing, for decision-makers interested in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Headline issue Carbon pricing, whether through emissions trading or taxes which discourage high-carbon behaviour, should be a fundamental pillar of policies designed to mitigate climate […]

Designing a Large-Scale Federal Offset Program in the United States: Policy Choices and Lessons Learned from the Clean Development Mechanism and Other Offsets Programs

The Electric Power Research Institute (www.EPRI.com) is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report entitled “Designing a Large-Scale Federal Offset Program in the United States: Policy Choices and Lessons Learned from the Clean Development Mechanism and Other Offsets Programs” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2011. 1023673. This report was prepared by Messrs. Rob […]


The study found that the media often framed REDD+ in political and economic terms. The analysis reveals that national government actors were the dominant voices in the REDD+ debate in Papua New Guinea, although international and domestic environmental NGOs or NGO coalitions, as well as research institutes were also particularly prominent. What was missing, however, […]


State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2010

Click to hear the Launch Event, moderated by Forest Trends CEO Michael Jenkins. The year of 2009 was a tumultuous one for the voluntary carbon markets. First, the economic recession had a marked impact on the number of companies offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the same time, unfolding new climate legislation in the United […]