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How to navigate carbon policy uncertainty?

Published: 27 Feb 2023

Last Updated: 15 May 2024

We have published our first report analysing policy and regulatory risks in the voluntary carbon market.

About this report

This report intends to help investors and companies supporting projects in the voluntary carbon market navigate emerging policy and regulatory risks. The policy landscape is highly fragmented, with most countries taking different approaches to the VCM, leaving market participants to analyse changing regulatory landscapes on a country-by-country basis.

In addition to listing the risks that capital providers should consider, the paper provides a framework to analyse the materiality of different risks.

A list of policy, regulatory and political risks in the voluntary carbon market

Finally, the paper outlines a set of existing and emerging mitigation measures for policy and regulatory risks.

In this report

  • The growing interest of governments in carbon markets
  • Defining host country risks
  • How to conduct a host country risk assessment
  • Assessing risk levels
  • How to mitigate host country risks

 Table that shows risk, likelihood, consequence, risk level, and implications for the VCM

About Abatable

Abatable is a leading provider of end-to-end carbon market solutions connecting corporate buyers, carbon project developers and intermediaries. Abatable is working on building a repository of national assessments based on the framework presented in this paper. If you would like to learn more or collaborate, do get in touch!

Download the report