• What role for credits in tackling the plastics problem?

    29 March 2022

    Verra answers Planet Tracker's questions of its newly launched 'plastic credits'

  • 'Three problems' with Verra's first plastic waste reduction credits

    28 March 2022

    Verra has issued the first "Plastic Credits" in the voluntary carbon market to Second Life Thailand, a plastic waste reduction program.

  • Cryptocurrency snaps up 2% of VCU carbon offset supply

    01 December 2021

    A climate-focussed cryptocurrency has bought at least 2% of the global supply of one of the main types of carbon offset in recent weeks, in a move that has helped drive up prices, Environmental Finance understands.

  • ICE to launch 'nature-based' carbon credit futures contract

    05 November 2021

    Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is set to launch its first 'nature-based solutions' carbon credit futures contract, in the latest sign of the growing investor interest in products that claim to have a positive impact on nature.

  • Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day

    07 June 2021

    To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.

  • Cautiously optimistic response to voluntary carbon blueprint

    28 January 2021

    A blueprint for scaling the voluntary carbon market was today cautiously welcomed as a development that will help boost confidence in carbon offsetting.

  • How to scale the carbon offset market

    22 January 2021

    The Taskforce on scaling voluntary carbon markets will next week publish its final recommendations. Annabelle Palmer spoke with market participants to hear their thoughts on the proposals outlined so far

  • Consultation launched for early finance carbon unit

    03 December 2020

    Verra, an international standards agency for carbon offsets, is seeking public consultation on the proposal for a new Early Finance Carbon Unit (EFCU) unit that could be used to facilitate early flows of funding to carbon offset projects