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Making Sense of the Voluntary Carbon Market: A Comparison of Carbon Offset Standards.

Report commissioned by WWF Germany

Author(s): Kollmuss, A. ; Zink, H.; Polycarp, C.
Year: 2008

Research Area(s): Emissions Trading & Offsets

Description: The report discusses the role of the voluntary carbon offset market. It provides an overview and guide to the most important currently available standards, using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as a benchmark. The report compares the standards side-by-side and outlines the most pertinent aspects of each. It also includes a handy one page reference table for a quick comparison of the standards.

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