We make it easier for tropical forest governments and buyers to come together to trade large volumes of credits to meet their carbon reduction and their forest protection goals.
We buy forest protection credits, at a guaranteed floor price, from national-scale jurisdictional REDD+ programs that meet the highest ART-defined ‘TREES’ verification standard.
We sell these credits to private sector companies to help them meet their climate mitigation and net-zero targets.
We work with independent, UN-accredited partners to ensure transaction proceeds are invested in climate-positive and sustainable development initiatives.
Our market infrastructure unlocks stable sources of sizable, high integrity, jurisdictional supply and streamlines large scale REDD+ credit sales.
Our smart purchasing options allow buyers to manage future carbon price exposure through forward purchase agreements – buying credits for a defined period of time in the future.
Emergent’s credits are future-proofed by being fully aligned with the global climate policy framework and the Paris Agreement, establishing a new model for the future of forest protection.
ART (Architecture for Redd+Standards) is an independent organization that creates the rules under which carbon credits are issued. ART is governed by an independent Board of Directors, the members of which represent a diverse group of objective, globally recognized experts
TREES is the first purely jurisdictional carbon credit standard, created by ART. It ensures that deforestation reductions are more likely to be permanent.
TREES sets a new benchmark for uncompromising environmental and social integrity, and reflects the true value and cost of protecting forests.
It incorporates an innovative, ever-tightening baseline mechanic, which encourages forest nations to continually improve forest protection in their countries, thereby creating a credible pathway to zero deforestation. It ensures that deforestation reductions are more likely to be permanent, that UNFCCC-aligned social and environmental safeguards are in place, and that there is no double counting of results.