Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI)

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A free, user-friendly tool to score different types of carbon credits against defined quality objectives.

Founded by Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) and Oeko-Institut, the CCQI provides transparent information on the quality of carbon credits. This enables users to understand what types of carbon credits are more likely to deliver actual emission reductions as well as social and environmental benefits.

As at late 2022, scores are only available for carbon credits from three popular project types: efficient cookstoves, landfill gas utilisation, and establishment of natural forests.


Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI) website