• Google, Unilever & more to pilot VCMI carbon credits code of conduct

    07 June 2022

    Businesses including Google, Unilever and Hitachi will pilot a 'code of practice' scheme to classify the integrity of carbon credits bought by companies voluntarily.

  • Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets launches new governing body

    22 September 2021

    The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets has formed a new, independent governance body for the voluntary carbon markets.

  • Initiative launches to build 'integrity' in voluntary carbon markets

    29 July 2021

    An initiative supported by the organisers of COP26 and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has launched to "improve the integrity of voluntary carbon markets" through measures including guiding companies on what constitutes a high-quality carbon credit.

  • Nature-based solutions carbon credit market Climate Impact X launched

    20 May 2021
  • Cautiously optimistic response to voluntary carbon blueprint

    28 January 2021

    A blueprint for scaling the voluntary carbon market was today cautiously welcomed as a development that will help boost confidence in carbon offsetting.

  • CME to launch voluntary carbon offsets futures contract

    26 January 2021
  • How to scale the carbon offset market

    22 January 2021

    The Taskforce on scaling voluntary carbon markets will next week publish its final recommendations. Annabelle Palmer spoke with market participants to hear their thoughts on the proposals outlined so far

  • Carney Taskforce urged to back blue carbon market for mangrove restoration

    15 December 2020

    Regeneration of mangrove forests could unlock significant carbon sequestration benefits by 2040

  • Carney's voluntary carbon market taskforce launches consultation on proposals

    10 November 2020

    A Mark Carney-initiated taskforce focused on rapidly scaling up global voluntary carbon markets has opened its initial report on forming a global carbon market, including creating clear core carbon principles and carbon spot and future contracts.