Update gives practical guidance for buyers of tropical forest carbon credits

By John Cannon
February 9, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

An updated guide written by eight conservation and Indigenous organizations offers a detailed path forward for companies that want to offset their carbon emissions. Though the carbon market faces criticism over the true value it brings to climate change mitigation, proponents say it can complement earnest efforts to decarbonize supply chains if used properly. The updated Tropical Forest Credit Integrity guide calls for due diligence on the part of companies to ensure the credits they purchase will result in climate gains. The authors of the guide also stress the importance of including Indigenous peoples and local communities in decisions about offset projects.

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