In its commitment to bring greater transparency to the carbon offset market, Ecosecurities publishes every month the Ecosecurities International Carbon Offset Price Index. The Index is based on verified transactions that occurred during a certain period of time. The transactions’ analysis is based on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Gold Standard Registries marketplaces.
HOW IT WORKS
For its International Carbon Offset Price Index, EcoSecurities is using data from actual transactions occurring during the month under analysis on the market places of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Gold Standard Registries. 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 CER 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 discount for fees and other costs that may be occurred by the seller and/or the buyer.
Number of projects: Total number of projects that executed transactions during the month analysed.