July 21, 2011
American Carbon Registry Accepted by the International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance
The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) announced today its recognition of American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, as an approved ICROA carbon offsetting standard. The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) has become synonymous with best practice in the voluntary carbon market and all members only use offsets verified under the most widely respected compliance and voluntary standards. ICROA companies follow a code of best practice that provides confidence that resulting offsets are real, verified, permanent, additional and unique and that sets guidelines for how such offsets are sold.
ICROA’s selection of approved offset standards includes the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation, Carbon Fix, the Climate Action Reserve, the Gold Standard, the Verified Carbon Standard, and now the American Carbon Registry.
“As the first voluntary carbon registry in the world, ACR has a 15-year history of working with carbon market pioneers such as ICROA member companies” says Mary Grady, ACR director of business development. “The ACR team is proud to be recognized by ICROA for the environmental integrity of our standard and the quality of ACR-registered offset projects. We look forward to working with ICROA to expand carbon market activity in the U.S. and internationally through innovative, large-scale emissions reduction offset projects as well as increased developing country market access and participation.”
Winrock International, a long-standing BCSE member, works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment, focusing particularly in agriculture, natural resources management, and clean energy.
Learn more about today's announcement here on the ACR website. To learn more about ACR and Winrock International's good work, explore Clean Energy Coast to Coast, the Council's online interactive member facilities map.