Information and Resources on the Voluntary Carbon Offsets Market

Studies and Reports on the Voluntary Carbon Market

A Consumer’s Guide to Retail Carbon Offsets Providers, Clean Air–Cool Planet, 2006.

A Review of Offset Programs: Trading Systems, Funds, Protocols, Standards and Retailers, Anja Kollmuss, Michael Lazarus, Carrie Lee and Clifford Polycarp, Stockholm Environment Institute, 2008

Fortifying the Foundation: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2009, Ecosystem Marketplace and New Carbon Finance, May 2009.

Going Carbon Neutral, How the Retail Carbon Offsets Market Can Further Climate Change Mitigation Goals, Trexler, M.C., Kosloff, L.H, Silon, K. Ecosystem Marketplace Report, EM Insights, 2006.

Making Sense of the Voluntary Carbon Market: A Comparison of Carbon Offset Standards, Anja Kollmuss (SEI-US), Helge Zink (Tricorona), Clifford Polycarp (SEI-US), WWF Germany, March 2008.

State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009, Karan Capoor and Philippe Ambrosi, World Bank, May 2009.

The Carbon Trust Three Stage Approach to Developing a Robust Offsetting Strategy, Carbon Trust, November 2006.

The Voluntary Carbon Market: Status & Potential to Advance Sustainable Energy Activities, Green Markets International PowerPoint, May 2007.

Voluntary Offsets For Air-Travel Carbon Emissions: Evaluations and Recommendations of Voluntary Offset Companies, Anja Kollmuss and Benjamin Bowell, Tufts Climate Initiative, 2007.

Voluntary Offsets Standards, Protocols, and Registries

American Carbon Registry

Clean Development Mechanism Program and Methodologies, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Climate Action Reserve

GHG Protocol for Project Accounting, developed by the GHG Protocol Initiative

Gold Standard (voluntary and CDM)

Voluntary Carbon Standard

Green-e GHG Product Standard

CCB Standard, Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance

Market Information Sources

EcoBusiness Links: Carbon Emissions Offset Directory.  Includes links to offsets providers, with descriptions and a price survey.

Ecosystem Marketplace



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