• 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

  • Carney's voluntary carbon market taskforce launches consultation on proposals

    10 November 2020

    A Mark Carney-initiated taskforce focused on rapidly scaling up global voluntary carbon markets has opened its initial report on forming a global carbon market, including creating clear core carbon principles and carbon spot and future contracts.

  • Verra claims first 'blue carbon' conservation methodology

    14 September 2020

    Verra, a leading developer of standards for the voluntary market in carbon credits, has released what it claims is the first 'blue carbon' conservation methodology approved under any major emissions reduction programme.

  • Optimism trumps uncertainty

    04 September 2018

    The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.

  • VCS becomes Verra as it seeks to capture sustainable development opportunity

    20 February 2018

    The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has changed its name to Verra as it aims to capture growing demand for sustainable development and environmental standards with the launch of new products.

  • EF BRIEFS: SolarCity, CDP hires Stathers

    19 July 2016

    SolarCity, a leading provider of small-scale solar energy installations, has raised $345 million from four undisclosed tax equity investors to finance new projects.