Market and Industry Resources

Launching a New Climate Change Initiative for Land Trusts

Authored by the Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Erin Heskett and Erin Derrington in the Spring 2017 issue of Saving Land, this article details LTA’s Doris Duke funded Climate Change Initiative. The Downeast Lakes Land Trust Farm Cove Improved Forest Management Project is highlighted as an example of Finite Carbon’s role connecting land trusts to generate carbon finance for land protection efforts. Visit the Land Trust Alliance

Field Work: At Work Developing Forest Carbon Offsets with Finite Carbon

Published in the Autumn 2015 issue of Northern Woodlands magazine, Patrick White of the Center for Northern Woodlands Education profiles Finite Carbon’s offset project experience in the forests of New England. Visit the Center for Northern Woodlands Education

Cash for Carbon Revisted

Authored by Finite Carbon’s Dylan Jenkins, this article revisits the thesis that carbon offsets can provide a significant new source of revenue for America’s privately owned and sustainably managed timberlands. Published in the May/June 2015 issue of Forest Landowner magazine, the article reviews the current California compliance offset market, project development process, Finite Carbon project profiles, and landowner considerations when choosing a project development partner. Visit the Forest Landowners Association

Domestic Forest Carbon Offsets: Is There a Path to Market?

Authored by Finite Carbon’s Dylan Jenkins and Matt Smith, this article in the Association of Consulting Foresters 2013 issue of The Consultant reviews the fundamentals of the forest carbon market and project development process, and provides insight from lessons learned while developing the first set of improved forest management projects for the California GHG emissions trading program. Visit the Association of Consulting Foresters

The Business Case for California Forest Carbon Offsets

Authored by Finite Carbon’s Dylan Jenkins, this article from the Society of American Foresters January 2013 issue of the ForestrySource reviews the current state of the domestic compliance market for forest offsets and makes the case for forest landowners to consider a project for the California GHG emissions trading program. Visit the Society of American Foresters

California Air Resources Board (ARB)

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is tasked with the implementation of Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) which was passed in 2006. ARB passed a final resolution on the structure of its cap-and-trade program in December of 2010 and the program officially launched January 1, 2012.
Overview of ARB Emissions Trading Program
Review the ARB Forest Offset Protocol and supporting documents

Climate Action Reserve (CAR)

The Climate Action Reserve is a national offsets program working to ensure integrity, transparency and financial value in the U.S. carbon market.
Read the CAR Forest Project Protocol

American Carbon Registry (ACR)

The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International, is a leading voluntary offset program with strong standards for environmental integrity and transparency. In September, 2010 ACR approved a methodology to calculate and verify offsets from U.S. managed timberlands.
View or download the ACR Improved Forest Management Methodology

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

The Verified Carbon Standard provides a robust, new global standard for voluntary offset projects. It ensures that carbon offsets that businesses and consumers buy can be trusted and have real environmental benefits.
View the Verified Carbon Standard Program Guide is the market’s leading provider of carbon allowance and offset price forecasts and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions trading markets.

Point Carbon

Reuters Point Carbon provides carbon price forecasts and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions trading markets.

Ecosystem Marketplace

The Ecosystem Marketplace, a project of Forest Trends, is a leading source of news, data, and analytics on markets and payments for ecosystem services (such as water quality, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity). Ecosystem Marketplace publishes an annual report on the state of the voluntary carbon market.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, C2ES provides independent analysis and innovative solutions to address the climate and energy challenge. Named a top environmental think tank, C2ES has an excellent “Climate Change 101” series detailing the science and impacts of climate change, and technological and business solutions including local, state, federal, and international carbon mitigation strategies.
View the C2ES Climate Change 101 Series

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11.17.2017 Finite is growing and hiring for two new positions: Forest Carbon Analyst and GIS Manager.
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03.27.2017 Land Trust Alliance and Finite forge partnership under Doris Duke Climate Change Initiative.
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Finite and Land Trust Alliance to present on land trust forest offset projects at 2017 Rally in Denver.
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