THE QUALITY CRITERIA
What makes a high-quality carbon credit is not a simple question.
Many different criteria must be considered to answer this question and those selected may need to be weighed based on their perceived importance, the context in which the carbon credit is generated and used, and buyer priorities. For example, some criteria, such as addressing the risk of non-permanence, may not be relevant for all types of climate mitigation activities or in all contexts.
The criteria represent the authors' judgment on what aspects of a carbon credit should be considered high quality.