Art of Integrity: State of Voluntary Carbon Markets 2022 Q3


Pursuing quality during a period of explosive growth – VCM value in 2021 quadrupled over 2020! New Ecosystem Marketplace data shows that total market value for voluntary carbon markets transactions in 2021 was nearly $2B, with a surge in transactions coming late in the year. That is a nearly four-fold increase from 2020 transactions ($520 million).

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