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Potentials for Offset Approaches in Selected Sectors post 2020

Final report published

The report develops an assessment framework that policy makers can use to determine whether offsets can add value while ensuring the environmental integrity of a compliance system.

Offset approaches in existing compliance mechanisms – Adding value and upholding environmental integrity?

Final report published

The report analyzes, by looking back at existing compliance systems in the EU, Alberta, Australia, Colombia and Japan, the conditions under which offsets can add value to the compliance system without undermining its environmental integrity.

Suitability and Success Factors of Offsets post-2020

Final report published

The report examines the role offset approaches can play in the post-2020 climate regime.

Implementing Paris Cooperatively

Update on Market Mechanisms in the Latest NDC Submission

The research paper examines how Parties position themselves on market mechanisms in the latest NDCs. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement establishes two approaches for market-based cooperation in the context of NDC attainment.

Governing the VCM

How initiatives shape the future of the voluntary carbon market

This paper analyses a selection of voluntary carbon market initiatives.

REDD+ and the Article 6 Rulebook

Will there be crediting of forestry activities under Article 6?

This Carbon Mechanisms policy paper analyses the decisions on Article 6 taken by Parties at COP26 and what they might imply for implementing market-based forestry activities.

Voluntary offsetting: credits and allowances

UBA report on the use of allowances for voluntary compensation

This report analyzes the merits and challenges of emission allowances (allowances) from emissions trading systems (ETS) as an alternative source of supply for voluntary offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions.

Article 6 Piloting: State of Play and Stakeholder

The updated study provides an overview of Article 6 pilot projects

This report is the 3rd edition of a series started in 2019 and provides an updated overview of all aspects related to Article 6 piloting and its operationalisation.

Future role for voluntary carbon markets in the Paris era

This report looks at the future of the voluntary carbon market and examines the respective strengths and weaknesses of various design options currently under discussion.

CDM supply potential for emission reductions up to the end of 2020

Report on the potential supply of pre-2020 credits

This paper presents an updated analysis of the potential supply of CERs issued for emission reductions occurring in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2020 based on a selection of possible restrictions for their transition.

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