Guidelines for High Integrity Use of Carbon Credits

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IETA has launched its Guidelines for the High Integrity Use of Carbon Credits.

The Guidelines were developed by and for companies who are serious about climate action and decarbonising their businesses. They share the belief that mobilising private sector finance at scale through the VCM is a critical and affordable pathway towards reaching the Paris Agreement goals.

  • GUIDELINE 1 – Demonstrate support for the Paris Agreement Goals
  • GUIDELINE 2 – Quantify and publicly disclose scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions profiles
  • GUIDELINE 3 – Establish a net zero decarbonisation pathway and near-term targets
  • GUIDELINE 4 – Use carbon credits in line with the mitigation hierarchy
  • GUIDELINE 5 – Ensure that only high-quality carbon credits are used
  • GUIDELINE 6 – Transparently disclose use of carbon credits