The Climate Board has embarked on an exciting research collaboration with the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI). We will be surveying key corporate decision makers, with the aim of collating critical insights into the challenges corporates face in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
VCMI recently published its Claims Code of Practice (Claims Code) for voluntary carbon credit claims – a rulebook on credible use of high-quality carbon credits, and associated climate claims, that will accelerate climate action. The Claims Code included three tiers of Claims – silver, gold, and platinum.
This initiative will help inform how (and whether) expanded carbon-credit eligibility could help corporations overcome barriers and accelerate decarbonization plans. Ultimately, VCMI will leverage our findings to craft additional Claims tiers that both uphold integrity and channel more finance into high-quality climate projects.
We look forward to sharing more details on the survey results.
We will be accepting responses until Wednesday 6 September. If you are a corporate decision-maker and/or a contributor to executive discussions regarding carbon markets, or are likely to be such a contributor, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org