What happens after the voluntary carbon market can no longer use phantom credits?

The voluntary market exists because emitters find that they have a better chance of selling their goods and services if they can claim they are “green.” Proving a product is green means somehow convincing consumers that the harm done to the planet from greenhouse gases (GHG) produced by manufacturing the goods (or providing the services) […]

Regulatory risks in current offsets programs

The staple of green claims made by emitters wanting consumers to buy their goods and services have in recent years been dodgy overseas offset programs. These are not reliable as they have inevitably been “certified” by self-appointed entities such as Verra, until now the world’s largest certifier of carbon offset programs. Offset programs usually consist […]