Carbon Markets

Carbon Markets

ERM helps its clients to navigate the global carbon markets, develop long term mitigation strategies and access high-quality carbon credits that support their decarbonization and sustainability goals.

Navigating the carbon markets

Demand for high-quality carbon credits and nature-based solutions is expected to intensify as organizations go above and beyond their direct decarbonization action to mitigate unabated emissions.

Carbon credits provide an opportunity to reduce global emissions, support a just transition, scale finance flows for nature and deliver wider societal benefits.

Realizing this opportunity means navigating a rapidly changing landscape, including emerging regulations, changing best practice guidelines and new compliance markets.

Creating an enduring and credible approach means a strong focus on integrity, complementing a comprehensive approach to measuring and reducing scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with science.

A carefully de-risked mitigation strategy, alongside deep decarbonisation action, is key to delivering a transparent and credible net-zero outcome. ERM can support its clients at every stage of their journey.

Strategy and business planning

ERM helps its clients supplement direct decarbonization action with strategic mitigation planning via the carbon markets, supporting ambitious net-zero goals.

Due diligence

ERM’s global technical, sectoral and geographic capabilities give us the depth and reach to assess integrity and de-risk the selection of projects and portfolios.

Delivering carbon credits

ERM Climate Markets helps clients access high-quality carbon credits, identify project development opportunities and build long-term portfolios in line with their mitigation strategy.

Independent assurance services

Our independent entity, ERM CVS offers enhanced project and portfolio scrutiny together with wide ranging assurance services including public disclosures and assessment of project co-benefits. Independence rules will apply.

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Our partners

ERM has an ever-expanding ecosystem of partners across each key area of the sustainability value chain, enabling us to meet our clients’ evolving needs and scale our impact.

ERM brings a unique blend of trust, expertise and integrity to carbon markets in alignment with international standards and guidelines.

Mitigation strategy development

Project feasibility assessment, design and implementation

Community and stakeholder engagement

Enhanced due diligence

Carbon credit portfolio development

De-risking through collective investment

Co-benefit screening and monitoring

Public disclosure

Environmental & social assessment and safeguards

Independent assurance services delivered by ERM CVS

Our experience and insights are cross-industry and on a global scale

20+ years

experience in global carbon markets

40+ countries

with ERM sustainability experts

1000+ specialists

linked to climate, nature and community engagement


offices across the globe

Points of contact

  • Alex Cox

    Head of Climate Markets

  • Melanie Eddis

    Integrity Lead, ERM Climate Markets

  • Oliver Forster

    Client Lead, ERM Climate Markets


Contact us

Get in touch with our carbon market experts to discover how our experienced team can meet your sustainability needs.