World Bank issues 'unique' carbon credit-linked bond
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
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
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'
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.