30 January 2023
Quality: carbon projects are method actors
CEO & Co-founder
Dr Kirti Ramesh
Director of Ratings
Chin Chern Low
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Standards Bodies create methodologies to determine the greenhouse gas benefits of various types of carbon projects, and inform when and how many credits projects can issue.
Assessing the quality of a carbon credit project therefore begins with understanding the methodology it uses, and how it is applied.
Carbon ratings provide a toolkit for carbon market participants to dig into these differences at a project, sector and market level.