June 29, 2022
This year, numerous actors are publishing guidance for voluntary compensation of GHG emissions, including the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative, the Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation and the Gold Standard. Important commonalities and noteworthy differences are highlighted in this blog post.
December 21, 2021
The Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation, which was launched in June 2021 with funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers, has been highly active in the last months, culminating in the establishment of a working group, the launch of a Nordic report on voluntary compensation and several events at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The initiative has been recognised as one of the initiatives shaping the future of the voluntary carbon market alongside initiatives such as the ScienceBased Targets initiative, the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative.
November 22, 2021
The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow delivered promises to keep the world on the 1.5-degree pathway as well as long-awaited rules for market-based cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This cooperation is also available for voluntary carbon market actors. Ain Glasgow, the Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation convened timely discussions on the role of voluntary carbon markets in the global net-zero transition.