Assessing the transparency and integrity of benefit sharing arrangements related to voluntary carbon market projects
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Assessing the transparency and integrity of benefit sharing arrangements related to voluntary carbon market projects

22 November 2023

Summary

The study assesses different aspects of benefit sharing agreements, including: • Any (emerging) requirements set out in the standards of the main carbon crediting programmes related to benefit sharing agreements; • How high the level of transparency of the information reported on benefit sharing is, especially with regards to the provision of evidence of actual implementation; and • What the overa. [...] 2) This definition suggests that benefit sharing arrangements shall form part of the documentation of a carbon crediting project and include the type of benefit, the beneficiaries, the proportions of benefits, and the benefit distribution mechanism. [...] The first consideration for the selection of projects was the number of carbon crediting programmes to represent within the sample.1 Based upon the results of the literature review, we selected projects from the following carbon crediting programmes: ● American Carbon Registry ● Gold Standard ● Plan Vivo ● VCS The second consideration for the screening process was to determine the activity types t. [...] The absolute value of monetary benefits differed considerably from project to project and was influenced by the ability to sell carbon credits on the market at a sufficiently high price and the share of the resulting revenue that was available after the operational costs of the project were covered. [...] The study assessed different aspects of benefit sharing agreements, including: ● Any (emerging) requirements set out in the standards of the main carbon crediting programmes related to benefit sharing agreements; ● How high the level of transparency of the information reported on benefit sharing is, especially with regards to the provision of evidence of actual implementation; and ● What the overa.

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38
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Germany

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