The voluntary carbon market needs work - and a good dose of humility

clock • 5 min read
The voluntary carbon market needs work - and a good dose of humility

SustainCERT CEO Marion Verles makes the case for 'contribution claims' as an alternative approach to carbon offsetting

2023 kicked off with renewed criticism of the voluntary carbon market, with players like Verra and Southpole coming under fire. The question is: are we seeing the demise of the carbon market? Or are these...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech development
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guide
  • Access to our new BusinessGreen intelligence service, providing you with
  • > Exclusive in-depth case studies
  • > Policy briefings, white papers and reports on market trends that are shaping the direction of the net zero transition
  • Our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Online and interactive meetings with BusinessGreen’s editors to discuss the crucial stories and trends from the past month

Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial.

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Offsets

BNEF: Carbon credit prices will fail to pick up without better standards

BNEF: Carbon credit prices will fail to pick up without better standards

Influential analyst's 2024 Carbon Market Outlook quantifies potential impact of more robust standards on Voluntary Carbon Market on prices

Cecilia Keating
clock 22 February 2024 • 3 min read
Jim Mann: 'In another life, I'd probably be tying myself to trees to stop them being cut down'

Jim Mann: 'In another life, I'd probably be tying myself to trees to stop them being cut down'

CEO and founder of enhanced rock weathering tech firm UNDO discusses hiring staff in roles ranging from particle physicists to farmers, and the new ideas being driven by youth movements

Stuart Stone
clock 13 February 2024 • 7 min read
Insurers hope new policies covering carbon credits will restore trust in a battered market

Insurers hope new policies covering carbon credits will restore trust in a battered market

Cloverly is offering insured carbon credits that will compensate buyers in the event of fraud or invalidation

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz.com
clock 26 January 2024 • 5 min read