State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 Released
Ecosystem Marketplace, together with Bloomberg New Energy Finance released the overview of the latest state of the voluntary carbon markets.
30 May 2013, Washington, D.C., USA - Voluntary demand
for carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, when buyers committed more than
$523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas
emissions. Private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by planting
trees, saving tropical forests, or distributing clean cookstoves in the
developing world, according to this year’s State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report, released by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace this week in Barcelona, Spain.
The European private sector, including regulated energy
utilities, was the market’s biggest voluntary buyer – seeing demand
grow 34% to 43.4 million tonnes of offsets even in the face of
significant challenges to Europe’s mandatory carbon market.
Across the pond, United States-based
corporations, ranging from The Walt Disney Company to Chevrolet, offset
more emissions than buyers in any other single country at 28.7 million
tonnes. A little over a third of offsets purchased by US buyers (9.7
million tonnes) were obtained for future use in California’s emerging
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