• Switzerland encouraged to use debt-for-nature swaps

    23 February 2024

    The Swiss government has been encouraged to help scale up private investment in biodiversity, either through providing first-loss capital or developing debt-for-nature swaps.

  • South Pole founding CEO steps down following controversy

    10 November 2023

    South Pole has announced its long-serving CEO, Renat Heuberger, is stepping down with immediate effect, following criticism over its involvement in a Zimbabwean project.

  • COP28 needs to deliver clarity on Article 6

    22 August 2023

    With 100 days to go until COP28, the conference needs to nail down the technicalities of Article 6, if the carbon markets are to be used to help meet national emissions reduction targets, writes Genevieve Redgrave

  • ICVCM finalises carbon credit certification assessment

    27 July 2023

    The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has finalised its carbon credit benchmark, by launching criteria on how to assess which carbon credit categories are eligible for its "best-in-class" certification label.

  • Zimbabwe's attack on carbon offsets

    06 June 2023

    The cancelation of carbon offset contracts by the Zimbabwe government could have wider implications for the fragile voluntary carbon market, argue Brad Handler and Morgan Bazilian

  • Integrity Council's core carbon principles launched

    30 March 2023

    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.

  • COP15: Can we finally get agreement on financing?

    15 December 2022

    Regulated voluntary carbon markets should be a key tool to protect and restore nature, argues Naomi Swickard

  • HSBC: Investors could plug the biodiversity financing gap

    26 October 2022

    Investments in nature-based solutions could increase by hundreds of billions of dollars by 2030 with the right support, HSBC and South Pole tell Thomas Cox