Ahead of the Curve : State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2015

Ahead of the Curve :

Kelley Hamrick and Allie Goldstein

Companies, governments, and individuals voluntarily spent just under $4.5 billion on conservation and clean energy over the past decade by purchasing nearly 1 billion carbon offsets, finds a new report released on the sidelines of this week’s international climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

The Forest Trends Ecosystem Marketplace report, Ahead of the Curve: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2015, demonstrates that voluntary demand for carbon offsets – each representing a one-tonne reduction in greenhouse gases that compensates for emissions elsewhere – is impactful well beyond the markets’ relatively small size.

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Release DateJune 2015
Document Locationhttp://forest-trends.org/releases/uploads/SOVCM2015_FullReport.pdf