INTERVIEW: Voluntary carbon market looks to COP26 for clarity, growth: Gold Standard

Voluntary Carbon Market

Companies in the global voluntary carbon market are looking to the COP26 United Nations climate talks in November for clarity on how a new mechanism for trading greenhouse gas emissions reductions will work, according to Hugh Salway, head of environmental markets at standards setter Gold Standard.

“For us, the main item is the Article 6 negotiations, and we hope to see a conclusion this year,” Salway said in an interview with S&P Global Platts Sept. 8.

“It’s been a long time coming and this has been an outstanding issue for some time. Reaching a final agreement on Article 6 would bring clarity for markets,” he said.