Introduction to Voluntary Carbon Markets

Introduction to Voluntary Carbon Markets

In the previous video, Gordon explained the need for carbon pricing and trading and then looked at a couple of potential solutions to prevent GHG volumes rising even further through the likes of carbon taxes and compliance carbon markets. In this video, he will explain in detail the voluntary carbon markets and their role. 
Overview

Voluntary carbon credits represent an efficient way to price carbon within market economies and try to aid the efficient reorganisation of our societies to limit or avoid climate change. As well as generating impressive returns, voluntary carbon credits offer the benefits of portfolio diversification and an attractive risk premium over traditional asset classes.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are voluntary carbon markets?

  • What are the essential criteria used in greenhouse gas offset programmes?

  • Understand the difference between compliance and voluntary carbon markets

  • Understand the benefits of voluntary carbon markets

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Gordon Rowan

Gordon Rowan

Gordon Rowan is the Head of Structured and Sustainable Finance at Respira International, which creates solutions for long-term guaranteed contracts with carbon projects. Previously he was a director at Walbrook Capital Partners and Ambac. He has also guest lectured at University College London.

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