• World Bank issues 'unique' carbon credit-linked bond

    15 February 2023

    The World Bank has raised $50 million from an outcomes-based bond which links its coupon payments to verified carbon credits generated by a water purification project, described as a "unique" and "important" deal by investors backing the transaction.

  • Tradeable units - a key ingredient for scaling investment in nature

    10 February 2023

    Verra is working to identify a unit that can be understood by the market in order to be traded, but that also reflects the fact that nature is not fungible, says Sinclair Vincent

  • Verra speaks out on tradability of nature credits

    10 February 2023

    Verra has confronted the controversial topic of whether nature credits can be tradable, following a debate on the topic.

  • Nature credits 'risk greenwashing of tremendous proportions'

    01 February 2023

    The development of a nature credits framework by Verra has triggered a debate on their tradability and credibility.

  • Global carbon credit registry integration project launched

    07 December 2022

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), World Bank and Singapore have launched a open-source project to improve interoperability of global carbon credit registries.

  • Biodiversity credits - the next big environmental market?

    05 December 2022

    Biodiversity credits are potentially a powerful financial tool for boosting nature, but could be as controversial as carbon credits, Thomas Cox writes

  • Verra plans biodiversity credit standard in late 2023

    07 November 2022

    Verra plans to release a standard to enable the independent certification of biodiversity credits in late 2023, an executive at the standard-setter 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.

  • Verra and Gold Standard explore seaweed credits

    27 June 2022

    Two of the biggest standard setters in the voluntary carbon market are in the process of exploring new 'blue carbon' methodologies, such as seaweed and seascape credits, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Verra bans greenwashing cryptos using retired credits

    27 May 2022

    Verra, the world's largest verifier of carbon credits and offsets, has banned the practice of creating instruments or tokens based on retired credits, as their environmental benefits have already been consumed.