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State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2008

Forging A Frontier

By Katherine Hamilton, Milo Sjardin, Thomas Marcello, Gordon Xu
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The volume of voluntary emission offsets traded on the “over the counter” market (e.g., outside of the formalized Chicago Climate Exchange, or CCX) nearly tripled in 2007, and Ecosystem Marketplace has once again teamed up with New Carbon Finance to crunch and analyze this fascinating market. The full report is now available for download.

Titled “Forging the Frontier” to highlight the emergence of more than 20 independent standards for verifying and validating voluntary offsets, this year’s State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report has been compiled from 150 suppliers of carbon offsets, as well as registries and brokers.