Building a structured
    carbon market scheme
    based on
    fairness and equity

  • Fair Environmental Markets


    The Fair Environmental Markets Initiative aims for the emergence of a scheme of Fairness and Transparency that encourages active engagement of local communities, environmental integrity and equitable distribution of benefits of carbon projects.

    It is a strategic partnership forged between regions, governments, private sector, organizations (NGO/IGO) mostly from West Africa and Latin America, strengthened as the trustees of the planet's major remnants of primary forests and biodiversity, these regions have the opportunity to position themselves as environmental creditors and pioneer a holistic approach towards carbon markets.

  • Our approach

    Fair Environmental Markets Initiative aims to:

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    Promote integrity in Carbon Markets

    Encourage the active engagement of local communities, as well as ensure the conservation and environmental integrity of their ecosystems.

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     Enhance transparency in Carbon Markets 

    Foster the use of innovative technologies and SDG-aligned development to strengthen traceability and credibility in carbon projects.

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    Promote fairness
    in pricing schemes

    Focus on closing the price gap and equalize the benefits of carbon markets to boost investment for sustainable development.

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    Strengthen international cooperation

    Empower the voices of communities and stakeholders to achieve greater equity and transparency in carbon markets.

  • Events and participation

    With its participation, the Environmental Markets Fairness Foundation aims to address environmental integrity issues on a global scale:

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    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

    November 6th to 18th, 2022

    The Environmental Markets Fairness Foundation actively participated in COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh.

    As part of the agenda, we co-organized the side event Fair Carbon Markets Initiative, a South-South voluntary cooperation to overcome the climate finance barrier during Adaptation Day, that led to a reflection on the reality of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change from the perspective of the Global South with the main goal of fostering transparency and integrity in carbon markets.


    On Solutions Day (November 17th), we participated in the side event Digital MRV for enhanced Fairness in Climate Action, where we discussed how digital MRV can help enhance fairness in climate action and transparency, integrity and equity in the future of carbon markets.



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    Fostering the Future of Carbon Projects in Fairness and Equity

    Saly, Senegal

    September 2nd to 9th , 2022

    This workshop aimed to discuss the importance of equity and integrity in the carbon markets, putting a special emphasis on how these values are essential to the projects related to mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in West Africa.


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  • Supporting the initiative

    Fair Environmental Markets Initiative is supported by regions and organisations around the world:

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  • Fair Carbon Markets Declaration

    Learn all about Fair Carbon Markets Initiative and get to know how to be a part of it.
    Download the signed document





    “We invite the participation of international organizations, governments, provinces, cities, civil society organizations, private sector associations, cooperatives and social groups, and research and development centers committed to the objectives of this initiative.

    — Fair Carbon Markets Declaration,
    October 2021 | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


  • Join the initiative!

    To join the Fair Environmental Markets Initiative please, submit the form!
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