As people worldwide grapple with the effects of rising temperatures, companies are under increasing legal, financial, and societal pressure to cut their emissions.

The Central Government, in collaboration with the Bureau, has introduced amendments to the Carbon Credit Trading Scheme, 2023, as outlined in the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

This document aims to help address a growing demand for guidance on how companies can take responsibility for their emissions by contributing to climate action and the overarching global goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

The Government of India has passed an amendment to the Energy Conservation Act 2001, which lays the foundation for the Indian Carbon Market. Under this backdrop, CEEW conducted an industry stakeholder discussion to understand their concerns and perspectives.

The steady increase in corporate and national net zero targets in recent years raises critically important questions as to what role, if any, offsets should play in achieving them, and indeed 2030 targets, and to what extent they are legitimate substitutes for direct emission reductions at source.

The paper proposes a ranking of the countries where forest carbon sequestration is the most cost-efficient among 166 countries for which data are available.

This report analyses the current state of knowledge regarding the role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in climate change mitigation. It shows that in order to keep temperature rising to 1.5 degrees and achieve net zero by 2050 a significant contribution from NbS is both necessary and possible, provided the necessary finance is made available.

Much of the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement have been finalised. However, negotiators at COP26 still need to resolve a few outstanding issues, including devising the implementation guidelines for Article 6.

New report from Ecosystem Marketplace on voluntary carbon markets finds 2021 is on track for annual market value record of $1 Billion+ for the first time, as all-time market value hits $6.7 Billion.

“Nature-based solutions” (NbS) have been defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges…”. The societal challenge to which NbS are most commonly applied at present is the mitigation of climate change.