Voluntary versus state-based compliance markets in the United States
AbstractIn the United States, voluntary and compliance carbon markets are being
created there is an effort to match producers of carbon credits with
those that would like to purchase credits. Each market has unique
obligations and requirements. Farmers and those advising farmers are
confused about the marketplace. The purpose of this document is to
provide useful information about the voluntary and compliance markets.
The target audience is farmers, crop consultants, and scientists. The
document is organized into four sections, general information about the
markets, answers to questions from certified crop consultants, market
glossary, and requirements about specific markets. These marketplaces
are rapidly evolving and will likely change as the markets mature.