A focus on climate action: Sustainable Development Goal 13 claims in the VCM
Here are some key takeaways from the report
UN SDG 13 (Climate Action) indicators are not useful at the VCM project scale without adjustment and not all UN SDG 13 indicators are representative of “climate impact”.
Indicator 13.2.2, “Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, is the most applicable and scalable to the project level because it measures carbon emissions at any scale.
Credits with other SDG claims alongside 13 can have significant price premiums and make stronger sustainable development impacts.
SDG 13 has a clear link to VCM Projects
Climate action as a co-benefit is difficult to represent through SDG 13 claims
SDG 13 could be a valuable asset in the VCM
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