Price Assessment

Platts Carbon Credit Assessments

  • What are Platts Carbon Credit Assessments?
  • Why are these prices important?
  • How does Platts assess Carbon Credits?
  • Evolution Of Platts Carbon Price Assessment

What are Platts Carbon Credit Assessments?

Building on the launch of the Platts CEC, interest in the voluntary carbon credit market has continued to evolve. Not only are buyers looking to offset carbon emissions, but there has also been an increased focus on how those emissions are offset, which has led to a surge in demand credits generated by nature-based and community-based projects. Platts suite of carbon credit assessments will provide a comprehensive picture of prices in the swiftly developing global voluntary carbon credits market.

Carbon credits are generated by specific projects that avoid or remove GHG emissions and are verified and validated by a set of independent standards that have been created by coalitions of NGOs and market participants over the last few decades.

Why are these prices important?

These price assessments are important because:

– They bring additional transparency to an opaque, and fast-developing market.

– They provide the first concrete, daily prices for Household Device Carbon Credits.

– They help buyers and sellers to make informed planning and trading decisions

How does Platts assess Carbon Credits?

All of Platts voluntary carbon credit assessments reflect bids, offers, and trades for any eligible credits as reported in either the Platts Market on Close process, in the brokered and retail markets, or on trading and exchange instruments for delivery within the current calendar year. In the case of Platts CNC, this would include any trading activity in instruments that reflect the delivery of nature-based carbon credits.

All the information used to inform the assessment is published transparently on Platts platforms as heards.

Check out the full methodology on Carbon Credit Assessments >

Evolution Of Platts Carbon Price Assessment

The voluntary carbon markets have evolved to encompass a large range of project types, geographies and standards ranging from renewables in India to forestry in Brazil. Voluntary carbon credits have been embraced by investors and corporations as a tool for financing the reduction of emissions.