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permanence of carbon credits

Permanence of carbon credits

Being aware of the tenets constituting a high integrity carbon credit is important to avoid claims of greenwashing while increasing accountability and transparency in an opaque market. There are ten tenets recognised by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM). Two of these, additionality and double counting, have

Distinguishing the Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Markets

Distinguishing the Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Markets

In recent years, there has been an increased number of discussions about carbon finance as climate action. However, a sense of mystery regarding the concept remains. Many people struggle to understand what the carbon markets really are. This in turn hinders its growth. In this post, we aim to demystify

Our Guide To: The Gold Standard

An industry-leading certification programme, the Gold Standard is relied upon to provide verification for carbon offset projects.  What are carbon offsets? In the simplest terms, carbon offsets are reductions in carbon dioxide or alternative greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offsets represent a way for organisations to make a contribution towards emissions