Carbon markets 101 – the ultimate guide to global offsetting mechanisms


This briefing gives an overview of the current discussions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement which establishes the foundation for market-based climate measures after 2020. It lays out key lessons from the Kyoto Protocol markets, highlights essential issues within the Article 6 negotiations, and provides recommendations on how to solve them.

It concludes with an overview of non-Article 6 carbon markets, which have ties to the Article 6 discussions, such as the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a carbon market specifically designed for airlines.


Carbon markets 101 Guide (Updated) (EN)
Infographic: Global carbon markets: 5 challenges and 5 ways to address them
Infographic: Making sense of the carbon market jungle
Un guide des mecanismes mondiaux de compensation (FR)
A guia definitiva dos mecanismos para o clima baseados no mercado (PT)
La guía definitiva sobre mecanismos climáticos basados en el mercado (ES)