Beyond Beneficiaries: Fairer Carbon Market Frameworks
Companies are increasingly turning to carbon credits to complement their climate targets and to finance near-term reductions that are otherwise too costly or difficult to abate. This finance could be critical to scaling transformational climate benefits and positive social change – if done well.
Because best practices in benefits-sharing with Indigenous Peoples and local communities can vary widely in different contexts, this report focuses exclusively on natural climate solutions projects that are intended for sale in the voluntary carbon markets, with a focus on those with Indigenous Peoples and Local Community involvement.
The report highlights how ACR is the only program to have published guidance specific to carbon project development on Tribal lands, which we developed jointly with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation.