• World Bank sells options to stimulate methane reductions

    16 September 2014

    The World Bank is launching a novel financing mechanism to attract private sector capital to projects that prevent or reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

  • Voluntary carbon leaders look on the bright side

    30 June 2014

    The dominant players in the voluntary carbon market are optimistic about the future, despite a decline in volumes and prices between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest survey of the market by Environmental Finance.

  • Voluntary markets stand firm

    01 July 2013

    The growth of the California carbon market and continued demand from corporates helped the voluntary market stand firm in 2012. But in the future it will be projects that demonstrate other social benefits that prove most popular. Molly Peters-Stanley and Gloria Gonzalez explain.

  • Taking the pulse of the voluntary market

    09 May 2013

    Mark Nicholls reports on the results of Carbon Finance's latest Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings – and finds growth and innovation, but some anxiety about oversupply

  • Norway to back 'breakthrough' jurisdictional, nested REDD+ framework

    05 April 2013

    The Norwegian government is to invest around $1.4 million to pilot a "breakthrough" jurisdictional and nested avoided deforestation framework, using new Verified Carbon Standard requirements.

  • VCS appoints Brazil director

    04 April 2013

    The voluntary offset programme Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has appointed a director for Brazil.

  • ERA sells first REDD credits from DRC project

    04 February 2013

    Canadian offset project developer ERA Carbon Offsets has sold its first credits from a project to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • First REDD credits for California in 2015?

    30 January 2013

    California has moved a step closer to accepting credits from projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in other nations for compliance with the state's cap-and-trade programme, with the first offsets possibly coming in 2015 if the regulatory process goes smoothly.

  • VCS, CCBA join forces on forestry projects

    27 November 2012

    The Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance have announced a streamlined process to jointly approve greenhouse gas emissions reduction and removal projects.

  • First Cambodia REDD+ project registered

    16 October 2012

    The first project that reduces emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) in Cambodia has been registered with the Verified Carbon Standard.