ACHIEVE – Achieving High-Integrity Voluntary Climate Action

The EU Horizon Project ACHIEVE (Achieving high-integrity voluntary climate action) addresses knowledge gaps and practical challenges to enable voluntary climate action to

effectively and sustainably contribute to closing the climate mitigation gap. The

project develops a comprehensive set of high-integrity principles and criteria for voluntary climate action by businesses, cities, civil society and subnational authorities, and generates new and transformative scientific insights to strengthen, provide guidance for, and scale up high-integrity voluntary climate action, with a view to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century in line with the Paris Agreement. The project provides authoritative insights on the landscape and integrity of voluntary climate action, including carbon credits and their potential use; assesses and strengthens such action; strengthens the institutional ecosystem for high-integrity voluntary climate action; and uses scientific findings to support the scaling up of high-integrity action. The project also prioritises the timely sharing of research findings to ensure that the research contributes to ongoing climate policy discussions.


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Status of project

Project is ongoing

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EU-Horizon Europe

Project partners

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
NewClimate – Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH
Stockholm University
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica (CATIE)
University of Eastern Finland
Radboud University (Netherlands)
World Wide Fund For Nature Colombia - WWF Colombia (WWF)
Holistic Consulting and IT Services
CDP Worldwide (Europe) gGmbH

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