Areas of Focus


One of the major achievements of the international climate change regime has been the valorisation of emission reduction interventions and ecosystem services, resulting in the creation of a thriving marketplace for carbon credits and other environmental commodities.

Through emissions trading schemes such as the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Joint Implementation (JI), International Emissions Trading (IET), and voluntary standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), carbon credit transactions have not only spawned a huge economy worth billions, they have also spread specialized technology and carbon and ecosystem services infrastructure across the globe.

Atlas is dedicated to developing international climate transactions that are not only effective carbon-trading schemes, but which enable profitable investments that truly protect biodiversity and enable sustainable development.