Sources and Resources for “A Burning Issue”
Flying Green: How to Protect the Climate and Travel Responsibly (for consumers)
Carbon offset providers
List of companies and project types. Most have not been evaluated or rated.
Clean Development Mechanism
Official website of the UNFCC on CDM.
CDM Project Information
Summarizes current CDM projects.
Standards for the voluntary offset market
Several standards are being developed for the voluntary carbon offset markets. Some strive to ensure that the projects have additional social and environmental benefits; these are often called “gourmet offsets” (an example is the Gold Standard). Others try to guarantee a minimum quality threshold, such as no double counting and basic additionality requirements. The most prevalent standards organizations are:
- Gold Standard (www.cdmgoldstandard.org)
- Voluntary Carbon Standard(www.v-c-s.org)
- Chicago Climate Exchange (www.chicagoclimatex.com)
- Climate, Community, Biodiversity Standard (www.climate-standards.org)
Further information on the voluntary offset market
A leading source of information on markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services, such as water quality, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity.