Forest Country Perspectives on Voluntary Carbon Markets: Report from Regional Dialogues

On August 17-19, 2021, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) convened three regional dialogues bringing together 82 participants from tropical forest countries to discuss emerging issues in Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and seek perspectives on promoting high integrity and market access. Participants represented forest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and African regions. The regional dialogues provided an opportunity for genuine exchange among country representatives as well as a total of 11 expert speakers across sessions, on issues related to addressing integrity and facilitating the realization of credible,robust, and effective VCM transactions.