March 15, 2008
Voluntary Carbon Markets Assessment
WWF has just published a new report on "Making Sense of the Voluntary Carbon Market - A Comparison of Carbon Offset Standards".
The study has been written by Anja Kollmuss and Clifford Polycarp from the Stockholm Environment Institute and Helge Zink from Tricorona.
The report discusses the role of the voluntary carbon offset market. It provides an overview and guide to the most important currently available standards, using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as a benchmark. The report compares the standards side-by-side and outlines the most pertinent aspects of each. It also includes a handy one page reference table for a quick comparison of the standards. The evaluated standards are:
Development Mechanism (CDM)
• Gold Standard (GS)
• Voluntary Carbon Standard 2007 (VCS 2007)
• Voluntary Offset Standard (VOS)
• Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
• Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCBS)
• Plan Vivo System
• ISO 14064-2
• GHG Protocol for Project Accounting
release and guidelines around the report can be found at: http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm?uNewsID=126700.
The report and the executive summary can also be downloaded from SEI-US’s website: http://www.sei-us.org/offset_standard_report.html
We hope you find it interesting!
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