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03Jul

Perspectives on the Voluntary Carbon Market

Ecosystem Marketplace, CMIA, and ICROA recently hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of the 2015 State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report {{PDF}}, which yielded questions that seem to be top of mind across the market. Gold Standard shares our perspective on these pressing issues.

01Apr

Innovate4Climate

Gold Standard is participating in several side events at this year's Innovate4Climate to advocate for strong sustainable development provisions in market mechanisms and support policies and technologies to scale climate action to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

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Carbon markets and the SDGs:
A critical role for sustainable development in Article 6 & beyond

Wednesday 05 June 2019 - 09:30-10:30 

01Apr

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition HLA

Gold Standard will host a workshop, "Carbon pricing: A virtuous circle in corporate climate strategies" at the CPLC High Level Assembly highlighting how multiple dimensions of voluntary carbon pricing can catalyse emission reductions within and among companies. It will feature several best practices for corporate climate leadership: Shadow pricing, internal carbon fees, direct investment in value chain emission reductions, and voluntary offsetting.

06Sep

Marion Verles to speak at Carbon Forward 2017, London

Time and date: 12.15pm on Thursday, 28th September

Session: Sell-side strategies: Developing carbon offsets that are fit for Paris

Overview: Incentives for investing in carbon-cutting projects have dried up under the Kyoto Protocol. In this session, Marion Verles and other panel members will discuss the road ahead under the Paris Agreement, the role for project developers, and where they can best find value for climate-friendly initiatives.

30May

A New Paradigm for Voluntary Climate Action: ‘Reduce Within, Finance Beyond’

With commitments under the Paris Agreement falling short of what is needed to keep global temperature rises well below 2°C, there is a critical need for voluntary climate action to bridge the gap.  

14Oct

CARBON PRICING: Setting an internal price on carbon

With the risk and impacts of climate change becoming more evident and the need to pay for carbon emissions emerging as a part of the cost of doing business, more organisations and governments are looking to put a price on carbon. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) there are more than 1000 companies reporting that they price carbon internally or plan to do so in the next one to two years.

What is carbon pricing?

13Jul

CARBON PRICING: Why do prices vary by project type?

In the Q1 2016 edition of our Supply Report>> we discussed the different ways to value a carbon credit, whether by using market dynamics as a guide, pricing a project based on its cost or based on the value that a project delivers. However, pricing also varies based on the project type and can even vary within the same type of projects (see figure 1).

13Jun

CARBON PRICING: What is a carbon credit worth?

First, let’s define value. The Natural Capital Protocol provides a good basis for its different aspects:

14Mar

The role of voluntary carbon offsetting in a post-Paris world

A couple of months ago, the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement was in the headlines of every major news outlet around the world. The Paris Agreement represents a major landmark, not only because of its significance as the first truly global climate treaty, but also because of the unprecedented mobilization of state and non-state actors in creating the right conditions to facilitate the adoption of a text that was agreed to by over 190 countries.
 
This unprecedented mobilization is tangible at every level.