Global voluntary carbon market trends 2013-2014

This statistic displays the key trends in the voluntary carbon market worldwide for 2013 and 2014. In 2013, some 76 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents were transacted under the voluntary demand for carbon offsets. This has prompted project developers to create technological innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Key trends in voluntary carbon market worldwide in 2013 and 2014

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Release date

June 2015



Survey time period

2013 and 2014

Supplementary notes

* Prices (and market values) are volume-weighted to determine their significance. Furthermore, this volume-weighted average price excludes the REDD Early Movers (REM) agreement (which used a $5/tonne proxy). The average price including REM is 4.0 U.S. dollars per tons of CO2 equivalents.

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