Aligning carbon market activities with climate finance and unilateral mitigation
This policy paper focuses on carbon crediting and climate finance as the two main external financing approaches. It discusses the main features of carbon crediting and climate finance, as well as their advantages and disadvantages from a host country perspective.
The use of Nature based solutions -activities for offsetting and carbon neutrality
The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” initiated a study on the role of carbon markets in scaling up Nature-based Solutions. The document was prepared by TREES in cooperation with Gold Standard with the aim to highlight the role that carbon markets can play in scaling the use of Nature based solutions to achieve the goals of Paris Agreement, as well as to spur further market developments including regulative requirements.
The issue takes up the debate on the challenges of the voluntary carbon market, which has to find new approaches to ensure that voluntary action supports real additional activities that go beyond existing host countries’ climate plans as laid down in the NDCs.
Series of Booklets – Carbon Pricing Instruments: No. 1
The booklet "Starting Point for the Deployment of Carbon Pricing Mechanisms in Chile" describes the initial situation for the deployment of carbon pricing mechanisms in Chile, starting with the introduction of a green tax in 2017, which fundamentally expanded the set of tools available for environmental management. The main purpose of the green tax is to support and complement measures to reduce local air pollution and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Series of Booklets – Carbon Pricing Instruments: No. 2
The booklet "Institutional Structure of Carbon Pricing Instruments in Chile" addresses the technical and institutional challenges that the implementation of the first green taxes in Chile presented, particularly with respect to the development and implementation of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system.
Series of Booklets – Carbon Pricing Instruments: No. 3
The booklet "Creation and Implementation of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System" deals with the design and implementation of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system. Such a mandatory reporting platform was implemented as part of Chile's first eco-taxes in 2017.
Series of Booklets – Carbon Pricing Instruments: No. 4
The booklet "Capacity Building and Strengthening (public and private sector)" addresses the challenges posed by the development and subsequent enactment of Chile's first ecotax in 2017. The implementation of the ecotax presented a major regulatory, institutional, and technical challenge that required capacity building both within the public sector and among stakeholders affected by the tax.