The entry into force of the Paris Agreement represents a unique opportunity for accelerated and deeper voluntary action by the private sector to complement state action and close the ambition gap. However, there are several challenges for the voluntary carbon market. ICROA has undertaken a programme of work to address these challenges and in May 2017, we organised our first workshop with a broad range of market stakeholders to gather opinions.
We have built on this successful event by developing guidance on pathways to increased voluntary action by non-state actors, which can be supported and actioned by Parties and the private sector alike. To help inform this guidance, we have conducted targeted consultation with selected stakeholders, including the UNFCCC, Parties, independents standards and civil society.
This guidance can be accessed here. It will serve as a basis for discussion in a second invitation-only roundtable event that ICROA is holding on Friday 10th November at COP23.
To register for this event, please click here.