As part of its continued commitment to bringing greater transparency to the carbon offset market, EcoSecurities publishes its monthly International Carbon Offset Price Index. The Index is based on verified transactions that occurred during a specific period. The analysis of all the transactions is based on the marketplaces of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Registry and the Gold Standard Registry.
HOW IT WORKS
For its International Carbon Offset Price Index, EcoSecurities analyses all the transactions that occurred each month in both CDM and Gold Standard marketplaces. Non-executed bids and asks are excluded from the analysis.
To ensure the accuracy of its Index, EcoSecurities undertakes a continuous price scanning of the targeted platforms and records all executed transactions. When the current transaction price is no longer available, recorded past transaction prices from the project in question are used. If this option is also not available, a price estimate based on similar projects’ transaction price is used.
Some of the elements listed in the EcoSecurities International Carbon Offset Price Index are described in more detail below:
Average price: Average transaction prices per credit issued based on monthly transaction volumes. Outliers may be excluded.
Total Revenue (USD): Total revenue generated by the sale of CERs based on the transaction price. It does not include fees and other costs incurred by the seller and/or buyer.
Number of projects: Total number of projects that executed transactions during the month analysed.