• Integrity Council's core carbon principles launched

    30 March 2023

    The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has released its principles for high-quality carbon credits, which it hopes will help boost confidence in the market.

  • Verra defends REDD forestry credits

    21 March 2023

    The CEO of Verra has hit back at media reports criticising the firm's forestry standard, describing some of the claims as preposterous.

  • 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.