The International Carbon Registry (ICR) is an international voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) program, offering registration of climate projects and issuance of high-quality carbon credits generated by such projects. ICR enables the transfer of carbon credits between entities and/or their retirement for the purposes of offsetting emissions in line with entities’ respective decarbonization/net-zero strategies and limiting the risk of double counting credits.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a robust set of requirements based on internationally approved principles from early climate action initiatives. We will do this by creating a platform that provides access to finance for climate projects while promoting responsible and transparent offsetting practices and thus preventing double accounting. With our mission, ICR will support the emergence of a credible and transparent voluntary carbon market (VCM) which is critical to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Goals.

Our Values

Trustworthywe strive to be consistent and transparent in our work and in all aspects honor the trust placed in us by those who choose the ICR for registration of their climate projects and for financing climate actions. 

Effectivewe are committed to making all our processes as effective as possible in order to allow our partners to focus on bringing their projects to life while safeguarding the reliability of registered projects and their methodologies with the issuance of high-quality carbon credits.

Innovativeour aim is to serve our customers in the best possible way by exploring and constantly adapting to new technology and regulations. 

Founder and CEO

Guðmundur Sigbergsson

Guðmundur is the founder of the International Carbon Registry with a background in environmental and civil engineering and risk management from the University of Iceland and Lund University in Sweden. Guðmundur was the founder of the accredited certification body iCert. Before, he was a director at the Central bank of Iceland. Guðmundur has thus extensive experience from the financial sector and certification activities.

Since carbon offsetting became a trend in Iceland, Guðmundur has promoted responsible carbon offsetting with transparency in the forefront and implementing market mechanisms for both organizations offsetting their emissions and climate projects providing offsets. To promote this, iCert published standardized guidelines on carbon offsetting for organizations based on international trends. For this ecosystem to thrive, necessary infrastructures were needed to support climate projects of any size and promote innovation. With the International Carbon Registry establishment, the ecosystem is created, facilitating climate actions for Icelandic organizations and worldwide.

Guðmundur has been involved in climate actions as he has been in collaboration with domestic and international organizations. Both climate projects and actors promoting transparent practices of carbon markets and facilitating financing. Recently Guðmundur participated as a member of the Nordic Dialog on Voluntary Compensation and acts as a chair of a technical committee under Icelandic Standards developing a standard on offsetting in Iceland.

Board of Directors

Daníel F. Jónsson (Chair)

With an extensive background in the IT industry, Daniel is the CEO and co-founder of GreenBlocks. A company focused on mining Bitcoin on 100% renewable energy and enabling power producers to fully utilize and monetize their production capacity. Daniel has been heavily involved in the cryptocurrency mining industry since 2017 and is a member of the board of the Icelandic Blockchain Foundation.

Gunnar Sveinn Magnússon

Gunnar is a Partner at Deloitte and Head of the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team in Iceland and part of Deloitte Nordic collaboration on climate change. Gunnar has experience in the financial sector, having been the Sustainability Manager for Íslandsbanki in Iceland while also working for the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and the European Commission in Brussels. Gunnar has a MSc degree in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics, is a certified stockbroker/financial advisor, and is a former board member at Festa, Icelandic Center for Sustainability.

Kristján Ingi Mikaelsson

Kristján is an angel investor and rigorous problem solver. Over his professional career, Kristján has founded multiple non-profits, focusing on strengthening democracy, reducing carbon footprint, and making public data more transparent and traceable. He currently leads the largest developer community in Iceland and is a co-founder of a local grant fund for local technology initiatives. Kristjan is a sought-after speaker on various topics while focusing on effective altruism and blockchains.

Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson

Ragnar is a Partner at Aranja, a lead developer, and a board member at Hopp. With a Computer Science degree, and an extensive background in the field of software engineering, Ragnar has built complex and durable software solutions for companies including Google, Panasonic, and Facebook. In his free time, Ragnar advocates for tech innovation, cruelty-free, carbon-neutral food alternatives, and disability rights.

Róbert H. Helgason

A computer science major with extensive experience in finance. Diverse background from software development & entrepreneurship, banking, asset management, special prosecutor’s office, to capital control liberalization with the Central Bank of Iceland.