Today the International Carbon Registry (ICR) was formally linked with Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX). Now members of CTX are able to buy carbon credits issued by ICR directly from the exchange. It’s not required to have a registry account for direct retirement of credits but participants are encouraged to establish an account when holding different credits for use at a later date. There are numerous projects being developed around the globe that are preparing for registration and issuances for high-quality carbon credits with the ICR. They will have direct access to the carbon market through this connection. No other registry and/or exchange infrastructure offers this direct link.