• Winners of the 2023 Voluntary Carbon Market Awards revealed

    22 September 2023

    The winners of Environmental Finance's 2023 Voluntary Carbon Market Awards have been announced.

  • Carbon markets waiting on details before using Integrity Council principles, says IETA

    21 April 2023

    Carbon market participants are waiting for more detail from the Integrity Council before they apply its core carbon principles, the International Emissions Trading Association has said.

  • ICVCM responds to criticism following carbon principles release

    06 April 2023

    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.

  • ICVCM and its carbon principles are 'too late to the party', CfRN claims

    31 March 2023

    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.

  • Carbon credit labelling can tackle integrity concerns, says standards body

    19 January 2023

    A labelling scheme to help investors identify 'high quality' carbon credits in the voluntary markets will propel the growth of credit sales in tandem with ensuring the integrity of the market, a senior figure at the body developing the label has said.

  • 'Integrity council' readies first approvals of carbon credits programmes

    19 January 2023

    A body aiming to bring 'integrity' to the voluntary carbon markets is preparing to approve its first carbon credits programmes, with a label to denote carbon credit quality set to be ready by September, it has said.

  • Verra slams ICVCM's 'unworkable' Core Carbon Principles

    10 October 2022

    A draft set of governing principles could cause a "rebellion" in the voluntary carbon market (VCM) if ratified, warned Verra - the world's largest verifier of voluntary carbon credits.

  • Building integrity into voluntary carbon markets

    22 September 2022

    'Core carbon principles' will be crucial to bolstering the integrity of voluntary carbon markets, writes Annette Nazareth

  • 'Integrity council' launches voluntary carbon market principles

    27 July 2022

    An eagerly-awaited call for feedback on draft criteria for carbon credits has been launched that is part of work to improve the 'integrity' of voluntary markets questioned for their real-world climate impact.

  • ICVCM: Criticism of voluntary carbon markets' professionalism 'unfair'

    27 May 2022

    Claims that voluntary carbon markets lack professionalisation are "a little unfair", an executive at the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has said.