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Update on the CCPs to be shared in Q1 of 2023

The Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) and Assessment Framework (AF) will set new threshold standards for high-quality carbon credits, provide guidance on how to apply the CCPs, and define which carbon-crediting programs and methodology types are CCP-eligible.

The standards are being developed by the Integrity Council’s Expert Panel which is made up of twelve leading carbon market experts with long-standing experience in the environmental and social integrity of carbon markets, supported by eleven subject matter experts in topics ranging from carbon sequestration science to the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs).

The Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework will be issued in Q1 2023, following the public consultation that launched in July 2022.


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