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Compliance (Regulatory) Market


The market for carbon credits used to reach emissions targets under a regulatory regime.


"Definitions and Jargon" Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD): A Casebook of On-the-Ground Experience. 2010. The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society. Arlington, Virginia.

Alternative definition

A type of carbon market which is regulated by mandatory carbon regimes on the national, regional or international level.