In response to Gold Standard’s consultation on its proposed methodology for a just transition through the early phase out of coal-fired power plants, Carbon Market Watch submitted this response. CMW identified significant concerns with the methodology. Our critique revolves around
the challenges associated with assessing the future viability of coal power plants, insufficient specificity in the eligibility criteria for renewable energy plants, and inadequacies in financial reporting and emissions accounting.
This guide gives an introduction to the current state of international carbon credit markets. It lays out key elements of the newly established markets under