• VCM down 61% in 2023 as controversy remains

    31 May 2024

    The volume and value of transactions in the voluntary carbon market was down by 61% in 2023 compared with the year before, reports Ecosystem Marketplace, as questions over its integrity were raised.

  • Optimism trumps uncertainty

    04 September 2018

    The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.

  • US withdrawal from Paris accord lifts voluntary carbon market, say analysts

    30 July 2018

    The volume of credits issued and retired in the voluntary carbon market reached record highs in 2017 and remained at similar levels in the first quarter of this year, according to a recent survey.

  • Voluntary carbon market fell 31% in 2016

    30 May 2017

    The amount spent on the voluntary carbon market fell 31% in 2016, from the previous year, as demand for offsets did not meet supply, according to a report from US not-for-profit Ecosystem Marketplace.

  • Winners of Environmental Finance's Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings see lower prices but remain bullish

    06 June 2016

    Despite another year of low prices, optimism remains high in the voluntary carbon market, according to Environmental Finance's annual survey.

  • Low prices, but high hopes for the voluntary carbon market

    06 June 2016

    Sweeping changes in environmental markets made 2015 a pivotal year for the voluntary carbon credits, according to respondents in Environmental Finance's Voluntary Carbon Market Survey.

  • Trade in forest-based carbon credits reaches record high

    05 November 2015

    The value of forest-based carbon credits traded last year soared 17% to a record $257 million from $219 million in 2013, according to Ecosystem Marketplace.

  • Volumes and prices fall in voluntary carbon market

    29 May 2014

    The volume of offset credits traded in the voluntary carbon market fell sharply in 2013 to around 76Mt of carbon dioxide from almost 103Mt in 2012, although the decline is exaggerated by several one-off factors, according to a new survey.

  • Swedish government to buy 500,000 CERs

    06 December 2013

    A Swedish government agency has agreed to buy 500,000 carbon credits at above-market prices from a cookstove project in Uganda.

  • Fears of forest carbon supply glut grow, with 1.4bn credits set to enter the market

    07 November 2013

    Developers of forest carbon projects are planning to issue 1.4 billion credits in the next five years, fuelling fears of a supply glut.