Carbon markets

Frequently asked questions on carbon markets

Carbon credits and the Paris Agreement
Why carbon markets? When companies or individuals go about their daily lives and conduct business they use energy. When this energy is derived from fossil ...
Tue, 17 Nov, 2020 at 1:48 PM
What is emissions trading and how does it work?
Emissions trading, also known as ‘cap and trade’, is a market-based approach to address climate change. The 'Cap' The basic principle involves...
Tue, 17 Nov, 2020 at 1:49 PM
What are the main differences between a compliance carbon market and a voluntary carbon market?
Carbon markets can be either voluntary or mandatory. The main difference between the two is that the voluntary market is unregulated.  Recognised internatio...
Tue, 17 Nov, 2020 at 1:49 PM
How can we know if an emission reduction is real?
Standards have been set up to provide assurances to buyers that the emissions reductions generated by a particular project are indeed real, quantifiable and...
Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 at 10:36 PM
What does “additionality” mean and why is it important?
Additionality is a defining concept of carbon-offset projects. To qualify as a genuine carbon offset, the reductions achieved by a project need to be ‘addit...
Tue, 17 Nov, 2020 at 1:52 PM