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What does an ecosystem service cost?

And when can you sell it at the antique roadshow?

  • Getting rewarded for things you already did
  • Getting paid for removals, retentions, or avoidances
  • Stacking payments from related activity
  • Profitability of activity
  • Being able to claim the benefit elsewhere
  • What negative impacts might occur from the adoption of “additional” practices
  • How often practice changes must be made
  • Contracting terms, length, ownership of asset, clawback clauses, buffer pools
  • Method for establishing project boundaries and baselines
  • Ways to price and sell the asset
  • Acts of God
  • Whether the product is unique or not
  • How many others are selling it
  • How much of it will be available during the trading period
  • Number of recent sales or purchase price (this is the price at which items traded)
  • Current bid price
  • Current offer price
  • Availability of funding for the carbon
  • Obligations of participants (e.g. regulation, exchange rules, Fund Policy)
  • Cost of execution (market fees and tax)
  • Cost, Availability and Transparency of pricing information in current and other execution venues.
  • Business operations
  • Financing/land valuation
  • Insurance
  • Loans
  • Succession planning
  • Labor dynamics
  • Market access
  • Marketing
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Policy/Regulatory



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Christophe Jospe

Climate change entrepreneur and consultant. Recovering from carbon exuberance. I like to stir the pot.