Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace (EM) invites organizations that were actively selling offsets in 2017 and/or 2018 via the voluntary carbon markets or the Colombia carbon tax to respond to its 15th annual 2019 carbon markets survey. Information collected in this survey will be used to analyze and share the initiative’s uniquely-found insights about voluntary carbon markets’ pricing and key market trends.

“One of the great things that the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report does is document the ups and downs of the voluntary market over time. And that’s been very useful because it in many ways validates what we see on a daily basis.”
– David Antonioli, CEO, Verra

How to respond?

The survey shouldn’t take more than 15-30 minutes to respond. Click the link below to download the 2019 survey. Instructions for how to submit your response are available within the survey document.

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Note: if you’re having any issues completing your response or would like to respond by speaking directly with a member of the EM team, click here.


Launched as a web-based information platform in 2004, Ecosystem Marketplace (, an initiative of non-profit organization Forest Trends, publishes newsletters (sign up), breaking news, original feature articles and major reports about market-based approaches to conserving ecosystem services. In 2007, staff began collecting survey data to inform the first-ever “State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007” report: ‘Picking Up Steam’.

We are currently collecting data from 2017 and 2018, and will be presenting both sets of data into a single report. If this is your first time hearing of us, please see our 2017 State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report here.

“We think that Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual reports are useful, they always have been, as we continue to communicate about what’s happening in the market, and where it’s headed.”
– Antoine Diemert, ICROA Programme Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


All responses will be kept confidential. We only share aggregated data, and only if we have data provided by at least 3 organizations.

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We are currently seeking advisers and supporters for this work and the report. If you are interested, please reach out to EM’s Director, Stephen Donofrio, and Senior Program Manager, Patrick Maguire.


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