ART operates a robust and secure electronic registry system for participating account holders to register REDD+ programs and record the issuance, transfer and retirement of serialized verified emission reduction credits.
The contracting of credits for purchase or retirement takes place directly between buyer and seller through over-the-counter (OTC) transactions outside of the Registry system or on an approved, linked exchange. After a sale takes place, the counter-parties record the transfer of ownership or retirement of offsets within the Registry.
The use of a fully transparent registry system is fundamental to the credibility of the market. ART ensures transparency by requiring that program registration and verification documents be made public. We ensure no double counting or double selling by serializing offsets and by linking to online offset issuance and retirement logs.
Public ART registry reports are available for REDD+ programs, credit issuance, retirement, cancelation and buffer pool account balance. Reports are sortable by column heading and can be searched, printed and/or downloaded as CSV or PDF file.