Carbon Offset Projects
Integrity matters. The NOW Climate Positive Program offer provides access to high integrity Carbon Offset Projects with high-quality carbon credits (or offsets), and rigorous due diligence’ on governance, emissions impacts and sustainable development for accountability and transparency.
- Governance: Effective governance, tracking, transparency and robust independent third-party validation and verification.
- Emissions Impacts: Additionality, permanence, robust quantification of emission reductions and removals, and no double counting.
- Sustainable Development: Benefits and safeguards, and contributions toward a net zero or better – Climate Positive – transition.
High Quality Carbon Credits
Voluntary carbon markets can help finance the transition needed to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement.
They can only fulfil this role if high-quality credits are used correctly by companies, after maximising emissions reduction,
as part of credible transition towards Net-Zero or better – Climate Positive.
High quality carbon credits are a powerful tool that can provide the crucial investment in carbon avoidance,
reduction and removal projects that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Creating a system that is robust with integrity is important for carbon credits, a product that relies so much on trust.
To boost market standards and confidence, there is a need for robust government regulations and oversight worldwide,
and rigorous independent carbon offset governance bodies.
The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) and The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)
have joined forces and launched a market integrity framework with 10 Core Carbon Principles (CCP) which sets the governance,
emissions impact and sustainable development standards for high-quality carbon credits.
View The 10 Core Carbon Principles+