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North America Carbon Credit Market Analysis

  • Report ID: GMI7243
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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North America Carbon Credit Market Analysis

North America Carbon Credit Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The carbon offset market is set to grow at a 14.5% CAGR through 2032. The compliance carbon credit market is witnessing dynamic business trends shaped by regulatory changes, market demands, and evolving sustainability goals. Governments and regulatory bodies are consistently raising the bar with more stringent emissions reduction targets, making compliance carbon credits essential for companies. The market is experiencing a surge in demand as organizations commit to carbon neutrality, driven by voluntary pledges and mandatory compliance mandates.

  • Carbon pricing mechanisms, such as carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems, are incentivizing companies to invest in these credits.
  • Nature-based solutions, like reforestation and afforestation projects, are gaining prominence for their carbon sequestration and additional environmental benefits.
  • Technological advancements, particularly in blockchain and data analytics, are boosting transparency and trust in carbon credit markets.
  • Companies increasingly integrate compliance carbon credits into their sustainability initiatives, appealing to eco-conscious investors and consumers.
  • Cross-industry collaborations are also on the rise, as companies join forces to fund and develop carbon offset projects, collectively addressing emissions and advancing sustainability goals.
North America Carbon Credit Market Revenue Share, By End Use, 2022

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Based on end use, the forestry and land-use end use segment will showcase 15 % growth rate from 2023 to 2032. Afforestation and reforestation projects have emerged as pivotal players in the carbon credit market, spearheading a notable transformation in climate mitigation strategies. These initiatives are garnering increasing recognition for their dual impact—efficiently sequestering carbon while simultaneously championing biodiversity preservation and ecosystem restoration.

Governments and entities are steadily launching ambitious reforestation campaigns to combat deforestation and land degradation challenges. These endeavors are significantly bolstering the sector's expansion. Moreover, projects are integrating sustainable land management practices, such as agroforestry and regenerative agriculture, which not only promote soil health but also facilitate carbon sequestration. Factors like community and indigenous involvement, the application of blockchain technology for transparency, and alignment with global initiatives like the Bonn Challenge underscore the multifaceted approach embraced by this sector.

North America Carbon Credit Country Analysis

U.S. Carbon Credit Market, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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In 2022, the U.S. holds 52.2% of the revenue share in the North America carbon credit market. The combination of increasing corporate demand coupled with expanding renewable energy credit (RECs) will fuel the market dynamics. U.S. corporations are showing a growing interest in purchasing carbon credits to offset their emissions and meet sustainability goals. This is driven by investor and consumer pressure for more environmentally responsible business practices. In addition, the market for renewable energy credits, a type of carbon credit, is experiencing growth owing to increasing concern for energy securities.  A wide variety of organizations are procuring RECs to demonstrate their commitment to using renewable energy sources.


Carbon credits are integral to these commitments, allowing businesses to demonstrate their dedication to environmental stewardship. In addition, the U.S. consumers and investors are increasingly environmentally conscious and seek out sustainable and responsible businesses. As a result, companies prioritize carbon credits to align with these expectations.

Authors: Ankit Gupta, Shashank Sisodia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market valuation of North America carbon credit was surpassed USD 16.3 billion in 2023 and is set to exhibit over 15.5% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, owing to the increasing adoption of carbon pricing mechanisms and the rising need for corporate sustainability efforts.

North America compliance carbon credit market is set to expand at over 14.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the rising regulatory changes, and the evolving sustainability goals.

The U.S. accounted for more than 52.2% share of the North America carbon credit market in 2022 and is expected to record robust growth through 2032, driven by the rising corporate demand coupled with expanding renewable energy credit (RECs).

Some of the top North America carbon credit firms are 3Degrees, VERRA, TerraPass, Anew Climate, LLC, The Nature Conservancy, Carbon Credit Capital, LLC., Silicon Valley Clean Energy, EcoAct, PwC, Sterling Planet Inc., Green Mountain Energy Company, and DUCKS UNLIMITED.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 126
  • Countries covered: 3
  • Pages: 140
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