Lost in Documentation

Lost in documentation: Transparency in voluntary carbon market registries

This analysis assesses the public availability of project documentation across the four main voluntary carbon market registries: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard (GS), American Carbon Registry (ACR), and the Climate Action Reserve (CAR). These standards were selected as they collectively issue the majority of the world’s (voluntary market) carbon credits.

Gold Standard consultation: Early coal plant retirement

Carbon Market Watch provided feedback and input to a public consultation organised by Gold Standard, focusing on Gold Standard’s methodology for the early phasing out of coal-fired thermal power plants and their replacement with renewable energy generation plants. Due to issues with determining additionality and the many uncertainties of the energy market, CMW advises against …