A Sylvera carbon credit rating assesses the likelihood that the credits issued by a carbon project have delivered on their claims of avoiding (meaning reducing) or removing of one metric ton of carbon dioxide (tCO2), or other greenhouse gasses (GHGs), measured in CO2 equivalent (tCO2e).
This Sylvera rating is reflected on a scale from highly likely to have delivered on its claims, AAA, to least least likely to have delivered on its claims, D.
A Sylvera rating is a combination of three core scoring pillars: carbon, additionality and permanence.
Alongside each rating, we also make a co-benefits score of the carbon project available. This is an assessment of the biodiversity and community co-benefits of projects. The co-benefits score isn’t included in the Sylvera rating because the primary function of a Sylvera rating is to assess the likelihood that the claimed GHGs have been avoided or removed. We also want to prevent a high co-benefits score from inflating the Sylvera rating of a project that’s underperforming from the perspective of avoiding or removing GHGs.
In addition to a co-benefits score, we also provide all the underlying analysis we used to arrive at a Sylvera rating, as well as extensive commentary about the carbon project and credits analyzed, alongside each rating. We recommend that you only use Sylvera ratings in conjunction with this in-depth information we provide.
Sylvera ratings are updated quarterly and when significant events occur.
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