View Buyer's Guide to Natural Climate Solutions Carbon Credits here (Draft for comment).
The Natural Climate Solutions Alliance and Boston Consulting Group
This guide is intended to help businesses that have decided to include NCS voluntary carbon credits in their climate strategy navigate the NCS voluntary carbon credit value chain. It will help procurement officers identify and purchase NCS carbon credits that fulfill the tripartite NCS goals of carbon mitigation, biodiversity gains, and benefits to people. Given the extensive ongoing work dedicated to carbon mitigation, it focuses on biodiversity conservation and benefits to people.
Specifically, readers will find practical information to guide them step by step through the entire purchase process for NCS carbon credits. The guide covers the accounting systems, verification programs, standards, and ongoing work on standards to help buyers in their due diligence. It does not address commercial considerations and does not provide the same detailed guidance on Jurisdictional programs as it does on projects. It will, however, briefly explain how the reader can leverage and adapt project-related guidance to evaluate the quality of NCS Jurisdictional programs.
This current draft was developed in consultation with the NCSA taskforce and various expert interviews.