Carbon markets part 1 — How to assess carbon offsets


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Carbon markets part 1 — How to assess carbon offsets

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  1. Oliver Wise
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In the first section of 9fin‘ s two-part educational series on carbon offsets, we examine the credibility of carbon offsets traded on voluntary markets and provide insights into how to identify best practices for LevFin issuers

Carbon offsets: A brief overview

Companies are under increased pressure to achieve emissions targets, but in some sectors decarbonisation is not yet possible at the scale required. Carbon offsets can help companies to compensate for any unavoidable emissions by financing a reduction in emissions elsewhere (more on emissions targets in 9fin’s Educational).

Carbon offsets are priced per tonne of carbon dioxide reduced or removed from the atmosphere and are traded on voluntary or mandatory markets.

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