World Bank sells options to stimulate methane reductions
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
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
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
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
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
The voluntary offset programme Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has appointed a director for Brazil.
ERA sells first REDD credits from DRC project
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?
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
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
The first project that reduces emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) in Cambodia has been registered with the Verified Carbon Standard.