Presently voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) suffer from an insufficient supply of high quality offsets. Until recently this was due to unclear guidelines, the infancy of the market, and a lack of demand from CO2 offset buyers. However, recently these barriers have been resolved and there now exists an incentive to scale, certify, and bring to market projects that can meet demand.
The most limiting barrier of the VCM was a lack of clarity on structure and regulation. However, in November 2021, at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, after six years of negotiations, a consensus was reached regarding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which now provides a regulatory framework for the voluntary carbon market. This clarity, in addition to an upsurge in carbon neutrality pledges across all business sectors has resulted in an upsurge in demand.
hold.earth, at the intersection of finance and the carbon market, is in a unique position to scale projects that can rapidly and responsibly meet this growing demand. For more information about investment opportunities within hold.earth please contact us.