Ecoystem Markeplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the voluntary carbon market had a 34% increase in sales volume to a record 131 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e).
The estiamted worth of these sales in 2010 was $424 million. These numbers were reported in "Back to the Future: State and Trends of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2010."
“The healthy volumes reflect the growing emphasis of corporate social responsibility spending on climate change,” says Katherine Hamilton, Managing Director of Ecosystem Marketplace. “The marketplace showed itself to be incredibly resilient – bouncing back from failed US legislation expectations, expanding its reach in developing countries and returning to its CSR roots.”