From Carbon to Nature

What the biodiversity markets can learn from the voluntary carbon market?

The emerging biodiversity markets serve as a means for the private sector to fund actions that preserve and restore biodiversity. Private and public initiatives are driving the rapid development of biodiversity credits and markets.

The biodiversity markets have enormous potential. However, there are risks involved if unregulated markets adopt harmful practices and neglect transparency.

In this white paper, we explore what the nascent biodiversity markets can learn from the voluntary carbon market, including:

  • The similarities and differences between the biodiversity markets and the voluntary carbon market  
  • Lessons learned from the integrity of projects and credits in the voluntary carbon market
  • Insights on biodiversity claims

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"The next months will be definitive for the biodiversity market’s evolution. It’s crucial to avoid repeating the flaws of the VCM and learn from its best practices in order to deliver genuine benefits to nature. This involves elaborating on the quality of nature-based projects and credits and the related corporate claims."

Janne Rinne

Policy and Advocacy Lead at the Compensate Foundation

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This white paper is published by the Compensate Foundation, which focuses on reforming the voluntary carbon market. It operates on a non-profit basis and is fully funded by grants and donations.