Perspectives Climate Group

Carbon Markets Design

Service Overview
Since its inception, Perspectives has been involved in the design, development, and implementation of national and international market-based instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve removals. We provide technical expertise on key methodological questions for the environmental and social integrity and robust design of baseline and credit systems (e.g., additionality determination, quantification of mitigation outcomes, monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV)), as well as broader governance questions.

Ensuring environmental integrity in the design, development and implementation of national and international market-based instruments is key to restore trust in market-based instruments. Our work focuses on showcasing the robust and innovative operationalisation of carbon crediting programmes' requirements.

What we offer
We offer environmental as well as social integrity and pragmatic expertise on the implementation of key carbon market requirements.

Selected services include:

  • – Assessment of Article 6 requirements and those of other carbon crediting programmes on additionality determination, quantification of mitigation outcomes, and MRV.
  • – Technical advice on the development of methodological requirements for upscaled crediting (i.e., sectoral crediting, policy crediting).
  • – Evaluation of design choices made by different carbon crediting programmes in terms of their social and environmental integrity.
  • – Preparation and alignment of methodologies with new requirements in international carbon markets and development of methodological tools.
What sets us apart

Environmental integrity

Climate leaders must not cut corners. When you work with us, you will learn to distinguish substantial business opportunities from questionable ones, allow your company to establish itself as a leader in meaningful climate action and avoid damage to its reputation.

Proven innovation

We are internationally recognized for our contributions to the advancement of the carbon market. For example, our CDM baseline and monitoring methodologies have posted a market-leading success rate.

Scientific grounding

We are more than just advisors: we help shape the field with our research and analysis. With more than 100 research articles to date, we constantly contribute to the latest knowledge and understanding of climate policy instruments, keeping your business ahead of the curve.

Regulatory leadership

Our experts lead and participate in international task forces and working groups, helping you understand today’s climate policy landscape and the carbon markets of the future.

Know your impact

The first step towards lowering your corporate carbon footprint is understanding it. Our proven methodologies give you a clear and comprehensive understanding of your company’s greenhouse gas emissions, helping you set realistically ambitious reduction targets while identifying opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.

Your carbon footprint involves more than just the greenhouse gases produced by your own operations. It includes your entire value chain (including customers and subcontractors) and even extends to employee commuting and business travel. We calculate the GHG emissions associated with these extended parts of your business, giving you the insights needed to plan truly meaningful climate action.

We document the carbon embedded in each product you manufacture or sell, at each stage of its life, from manufacture to sale and use, and through to disposal; no matter where your company is situated in the value chain. This does more than give you a meaningfully granular look at your GHG contributions; it also helps identify the appropriate standard to use when calculating the carbon footprint of each product for which you are responsible.

We carefully document the carbon footprint represented by your company’s entire range of financial investments, giving you another avenue to document your commitment to meaningful action and to reduce carbon risk exposure.

Want to know more?
Get in touch with Juliana Kessler at [email protected]