The Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue helps to identify how voluntary carbon markets can drive mitigation activities that support national climate plans, local priorities with additional benefits for communities and businesses, unlock greater levels of private investment, and help motivate more corporates to reduce their emissions and to neutralize their remaining emissions. It puts the supply side at the center of the discussion about how the voluntary carbon market can be best designed and deployed.
An extensive consultation process with over 350 stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, resulted in five discussion papers representing the views of different voluntary carbon market stakeholder groups: host country governments, project developers, the REDD+ community, and corporate buyers. A fifth paper explores the topic of accounting for the international transfer of voluntary carbon credits. The VCM Global Dialogue has been coordinated and organized by Climate Focus, the Indonesian Research Institute for Decarbonisation (IRID), SouthSouthNorth (SSN) and Transforma, and supported by Verra.