Article 6 of the Paris Agreement sets out the principles for carbon markets. At COP28, governments will further develop the rules governing these markets.
REDD+, which aims to reduce or prevent deforestation through the voluntary carbon market, is a complex and confusing area. In this FAQ, we answer some frequently asked questions.
A briefing based on Berkeley Carbon Trading Project research showing how Verra grants developers a large amount of flexibility when estimating emission reductions, and explains how this has resulted in overcrediting.
The report is focused on the four crediting methodologies that have generated almost all REDD+ carbon credits to date, all under Verra, the largest voluntary carbon market registry, and concludes that REDD+ is ill-suited to carbon crediting.
A letter sent from Carbon Market Watch detailing a formal complaint related to the registration of – and issuance to – REDD+ projects under the VCS.
An in-depth study of the main methodologies used by REDD+ forest conservation projects has exposed a series of shortcomings that allow project owners to stretch reality and create a vast quantity of carbon credits for projects that have questionable climate impacts.
Kanaka Management Services Private Limited, a project developer, has proposed a Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project entitled ‘REDD+ Project in Oro Province of Papua New Guinea‘. If approved, this proposed project would be the second largest Verra VCS project, generating 8.1 million credits annually for 100 years. The proposed project was open for public …
COP19 concluded with a package of decisions and an even bigger bunch of undecided issues that will be discussed at the next session in June 2014.