South Pole has been awarded first place in four categories of Environmental Finance's 18th Annual Market Rankings - the largest and most established industry rankings within the carbon, renewable energy, weather risk, and catastrophe risk markets. The rankings selected the global sustainability solutions provider as winner in the categories of 'Best Trading Company, secondary market' and 'Best Project Developer' for carbon credits, as well as 'Best Trading Company' and 'Best Advisory' for renewable energy certificates (Europe).
"The key to delivering the emissions reductions the world needs, and to better guiding the marketplace on available activities, will be to increase the ambition of national climate pledges (NDCs)," says Jeff Swartz, Director Climate Policy & Carbon Markets, South Pole.
As nations prepare to implement the Paris Agreement, the adoption of market-based approaches that enhance international cooperation, such as carbon markets, are increasingly seen as one of the most efficient ways to deliver on national pledges and tackle the challenges of a warming climate. The EF Annual Market Rankings Awards recognise South Pole's 10 years of expertise in these sustainability fields.
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