Investors welcome 'major step' of UK carbon markets regulation consultation
Investors have commended the UK government's commitment to consulting on regulating voluntary carbon markets.
ICVCM responds to criticism following carbon principles release
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has responded to claims its work has come too late, following the release of its carbon principles, by stressing the need for offset standards.
Lloyds to ramp up sustainable agriculture financing
Lloyds Bank is set to increase its financing for farmers seeking to transition to more sustainable activities, through the use of mechanisms such as biodiversity credits, with "whatever they need", an executive has said.
ICVCM and its carbon principles are 'too late to the party', CfRN claims
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has arrived too late for carbon markets, an executive at sovereign market proponent CfRN has claimed, on the day it released its core carbon principles.
Australian emissions cap will 'unlock investment', say investor groups
The tightening of Australia's emissions cap will lead to genuine emissions reductions and "unlock investment" in emerging industries, financial institutions representatives told Environmental Finance.
Integrity Council's core carbon principles launched
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has released its principles for high-quality carbon credits, which it hopes will help boost confidence in the market.
BNP Paribas: EU needs 'much more' support for climate
Investors have been unconvinced by the EU's response to US support for industry that will drive the transition to a low-carbon economy, an analyst at BNP Paribas has said.
Verra defends REDD forestry credits
The CEO of Verra has hit back at media reports criticising the firm's forestry standard, describing some of the claims as preposterous.
Swiss Re reduces carbon intensity of corporate bonds and equities by 42%
The carbon intensity of Swiss Re's combined corporate bond and listed equity portfolio decreased by 42% at the end of 2022, compared with the 2018 base year, it reported.
What role does the voluntary carbon market have in an Article 6 world?
India has shown how national carbon trading can work in tandem with voluntary markets, argues Finn O'Muircheartaigh