What role does the voluntary carbon market have in an Article 6 world?
India has shown how national carbon trading can work in tandem with voluntary markets, argues Finn O'Muircheartaigh
Carbon markets can help provide nature-based solutions
The US Nature Based Solutions roadmap suggests finance through private measures but misses an opportunity to fully utilise the voluntary carbon market, argues Torrey Sanseverino
How tech can help transform the voluntary carbon market
New technology can spread out the benefits of carbon markets to all, says Dirk Forrister
COP15: Can we finally get agreement on financing?
Regulated voluntary carbon markets should be a key tool to protect and restore nature, argues Naomi Swickard
Integrity Council's core carbon principles launched30 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.
BNP Paribas: EU needs 'much more' support for climate22 March 2023
Investors have been unconvinced by the EU's response to US support for industry that will drive the transition to a low-carbon economy, an analyst at BNP Paribas has said.
Verra defends REDD forestry credits21 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.
Swiss Re reduces carbon intensity of corporate bonds and equities by 42%16 March 2023
The carbon intensity of Swiss Re's combined corporate bond and listed equity portfolio decreased by 42% at the end of 2022, compared with the 2018 base year, it reported.
Sustainalytics launches 'low carbon transition ratings'10 March 2023
Sustainalytics has launched Low Carbon Transition Ratings, which it said "provide investors with a forward-looking assessment of a company's current alignment to a net-zero pathway", as previously reported by Environmental Finance.
EF's Sustainable Investment Awards open for entries06 March 2023
Entries to Environmental Finance's annual Sustainable Investment Awards are open until 14 April 2023.
Ariel Re to offset carbon in novel cat bond transaction03 March 2023
Property, casualty and specialty reinsurer Ariel Re has issued a $125m catastrophe bond with a mechanism that will help offset carbon emissions associated with having to replace damaged property.
EU carbon price breaks €100 barrier22 February 2023
Europe's carbon price broke the €100 ($106) barrier for the first time on Tuesday, boosted by strong demand amid policy reforms.
Clearvision Ventures takes stake in Viridios20 February 2023
Manulife: Biodiversity is biggest opportunity for private markets16 February 2023
Biodiversity is "arguably the biggest opportunity for private markets", and will expand beyond timberland to other types of investments including in the technology sector, an executive at Manulife has said.
World Bank issues 'unique' carbon credit-linked bond15 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.
Xpansiv to list EcoRegistry carbon credits on its spot market15 February 2023
Banks invest $45m in carbon offset trading platform08 February 2023
BNP Paribas is among nine banks who have invested $45 million together in voluntary carbon credit trading platform Carbonplace.
Voluntary carbon market has 'notable concern in quality', finds WWF tool06 February 2023
The Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI) has scored the quality of over a quarter of the carbon credits in the voluntary carbon market (VCM).
OGCI buys carbon credit oil & gas firm CL-Invest24 January 2023
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