June 8, 2022
On June 8, 2022, the draft Nordic Code of Best Practice for Voluntary Compensation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions was published for consultation. The consultation will be open to stakeholders and experts in Nordic countries until August 20, 2022.
The draft Code has been developed under the Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation, in cooperation with the Dialogue's Working Group. It provides a Nordic perspective on the best practice for voluntary compensation, synthesisng the most ambitious requirements and recommendations put forward by relevant national and international initiatives as well as inputs from Nordic stakeholders. It also includes a glossary of key terms and concepts.
Find the draft Code here: Draft Nordic Code of Best Practice for Voluntary Compensation
You can access the public consultation here: Consultation Form
The public consultation launch event slides can be found here: Launch event slideset
The recording of the launch event of the public consultation can be found below:
November 9, 2021
On November 9, 2021, the project team organised a joint side event with the Nordic Council of Ministers at the Nordic COP26 Pavilion with the title: "Towards and beyond carbon neutrality - What role for voluntary carbon markets?"
Panelists Helen Mountford from the Task Force on Net Zero Goals and Carbon Pricing, Mark Kenber from the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative, Matti Kahra from Nordea and Kari Hämekoski of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation explored how companies, organisations and citizens can credibly support the net-zero transition with their action and the voluntary carbon market. They also took on other questions during the session, as well as the concepts of carbon neutrality and net-zero and the role of the voluntary carbon markets in the net-zero transition.
Find the recording of the event here:
October 28, 2021
Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, we are excited to announce the release of a new Nordic report that explores the use of voluntary compensation by non-state actors in the context of their broader efforts towards and beyond carbon neutrality. The report explores how the concept and role of voluntary compensation, as well as related claims, are evolving in this new era of the Paris Agreement.
The report launch event held on October 28, 2021 outlined key messages of the report and reflected on Nordic Stakeholder views on voluntary compensation based on a survey and initial interviews.
Read the full report here: Voluntary Compensation of Greenhouse gas emissons: International Guidance and Initiatives
Find the report launch event presentation slides here: Report launch
Find the event recording below: