Unlocking Capital to Scale Carbon Markets

Unlocking Capital to Scale Carbon Markets

As the world intensifies its efforts to combat climate change, the focus on enhancing the efficacy and reach of carbon markets is more pressing than ever. These markets, crucial for managing and offsetting carbon emissions, face significant scaling challenges, from funding to implementation.   On our recent webinar with Terra Natural Capital, we explored their […]

VCM Market Capitalization March 2024

Executive Summary: The size of the Voluntary Carbon Market is significantly greater than commonly reported The current market capitalization of the Voluntary Carbon Market is estimated to be US$ 4.7 billion, with 53% allocated to technology-based projects, 36.1% to nature-based projects, and 10.9% to household devices projects. Market capitalization for nature-based projects and household device […]

From Numbers to Knowledge Exploring VAI Analytics

From Numbers to Knowledge Exploring VAI Analytics

In an innovative leap forward for carbon markets, Viridios AI has introduced its Analytics Module, a cutting-edge platform designed to bring unparalleled transparency and insight into the complexities of carbon trading.    The recent webinar offered a comprehensive overview of this transformative tool, promising to reshape how market intelligence is gathered and utilized.   Good […]

Insight Conversation: Andrew Glass

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Global carbon market data and technology firm Viridios AI’s Head of Partnerships Andrew Glass speaks with S&P Global Commodity Insights Editorial Director Henry Edwardes-Evans on the prospects for rebuilding trust and trade volumes in the voluntary markets. As Viridios AI’s Head of Partnerships, Andrew Glass was instrumental in setting up the Platts-Viridios CARBEX Carbon Credit […]

The Vital Role of Co-benefits in the VCM

the vital role of co-benefits

At the heart of carbon offset projects lies the potential to achieve more than greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Co-benefits, the additional positive outcomes that these projects can deliver, span across various dimensions.    From bolstering biodiversity and water quality to enhancing public health (often seen in REDD+ projects), and fostering economic development, co-benefits enrich […]

Article 6: The Impact on International Carbon Markets Explained

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After years of negotiations, a significant milestone was reached at COP 26 in Glasgow in 2021. The Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) consented to a rulebook for carbon credit transfers, addressed under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.   This section is a pivotal element that underpins the framework […]

The Voluntary Carbon Market Landscape in the US

The predominant focus in the United States revolves around energy transition and energy efficiency rather than the specific objective of achieving a 1.5-degree Celsius target.   Instead of a nationwide Emission Trading (ETS) program, the U.S. features several regional initiatives such as low carbon fuel, low carbon power generation, and cap-and-trade programs.   The California […]

What is a Carbon Offset and How Does it Work?

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In an era when the impact of our actions on the environment has never been clearer, the concept of carbon offsetting has emerged as a powerful tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   Carbon offsetting involves compensating for the carbon emissions generated by investing in projects aimed at reducing emissions elsewhere.   But what exactly […]

The Role of VCM in Advancing SDGs

The role of VCM in advancing SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched in 2015 as goals for 2030.   Some progress is undeniable but half of the SDG targets are moderately and severely off track and 30% of the targets show no progress or even regression from 2015.   The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres concluded the SDG Summit on 19 […]

What is Carbon Credit Retirement? An Overview of the Carbon Credit Lifecycle

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Companies are increasingly recognizing their impact on the climate, taking ownership of their carbon footprint, and seeking innovative ways to reduce it. They are developing strategies to decarbonize their operations, with carbon credits playing a crucial role in achieving net-zero emissions goals.   While carbon credits can vary widely in their attributes, they all go […]