• Carbon finance needs greater transition considerations, says former Verra CEO

    05 June 2024

    Using carbon finance as an enabler for the transition will improve market credibility and the value of carbon offsets, former Verra chief executive David Antonioli has told Environmental Finance.

  • People moves, 26 May: Verra, Allianz GI, Standard Chartered, Federated Hermes ... and more

    26 May 2023
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Developing countries get help implementing Paris emissions targets

    15 April 2016

    A project to help countries measure their progress towards the emission reduction goals agreed at the UN Paris climate summit in December, has been launched with funding provided by charitable foundations and two European governments.

  • Prices down, but optimism up

    17 June 2015

    Prices have come under renewed pressure, say the winners of this year's Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, but growing interest from corporates offers reasons for hope. Peter Cripps reports