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BeZero Carbon, Kayrros Share VCM Satellite Data

Global carbon ratings agency BeZero Carbon has partnered with environmental intelligence company Kayrros to bolster its voluntary carbon market (VCM) projects assessment in the Amazon basin. The partnership aims to heighten transparency in the region’s VCM, assisting market participants in understanding whether projects in the Amazon are delivering on their climate commitments. Through the partnership, Kayrros’ satellite-based mapping of the Amazon basin will be fed into BeZero Carbon’s ratings, which assess the quality of carbon credits. This mapping targets the provision of additional high-resolution, real-time data on tree cover and height as well as above-ground biomass, to better understand carbon project effectiveness. Phil Platts, Director of Geospatial and Earth Observation at BeZero Carbon, said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Kayrros, whose data for the Amazon are at the cutting edge of remote forest monitoring. Combined with BeZero’s in-house models and expertise, this partnership will enhance our ratings and platform experience. It’s through data-sharing like this that the VCM can scale, embedding a wide evidence-base into environmental investments.” 

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