The race for quality carbon offsets
JULY 7, 2022
Recognizing and avoiding the risks associated with an obfuscated carbon offset market.
JANUARY 17, 2022
Influential analyst firm argues prices for carbon offsets could reach as high as $120 a ton by 2050 or as low as $47 a ton.
JUNE 27, 2022
In March, Jim Hourdequin, the CEO of Lyme Timber – one of the world’s largest suppliers of carbon offsets to companies like Chevron – admitted that lax standards have allowed his forestry company to earn US$53 million over the past two years without making significant changes to business as usual.
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
6 differences between forestry and soil carbon offsets. Carbon offsets are a big, confusing topic. In two VERGE 20 sessions, experts dived deep into the specifics of soil carbon credits and forestry carbon credits. Here are six differences between these two popular types of carbon offsets. .
JULY 31, 2023
Originally published on bloomberg.com A turbulent year hasn’t thrown off the long-term prospects for the carbon offset market, which could be valued at half a trillion dollars annually by 2050. Demand will rise into the billions of tons of carbon dioxide equivalent within the next decade as companies work toward net-zero goals.
Green Project Management
AUGUST 22, 2023
I had a spirited debate with a good friend last week on carbon offsets. Naturally, the appeal of carbon offsetting has skyrocketed. At […] The post The Carbon Offset Mirage: Smoke, Mirrors, and Greenwashing? It would be good to put my thoughts out for the public.
JULY 14, 2022
ANU researchers detail 'irrefutable' flaws with Australia's carbon offset regime, as trio of Coalition appointees resign from oversight committee. The post ANU says flaws with Australia’s carbon offset “irrefutable” as Coalition appointees resign appeared first on RenewEconomy.
MARCH 25, 2022
The Clean Energy Regulator defends Australia's carbon offset regime following claims it lacks integrity. The post Clean Energy Regulator defends carbon offset scheme as Labor flags review appeared first on RenewEconomy. Labor commits to review the scheme.
Global Renewable News
SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
Oklima, EDF Group's newest subsidiary, is a specialist carbon offset company developed by the EDF Pulse Incubation intrapreneurship programme. With Oklima, the EDF Group completes its solutions in.
FEBRUARY 10, 2022
How can an organisation tell a good quality carbon offset from a bad one? When should offsetting be used? The post Setting the record straight on carbon offsets appeared first on RenewEconomy. And what's the best strategical approach?
NOVEMBER 13, 2022
When one greatly outweighs the other, problems arise, and currently there is a big one brewing in the carbon offset market—demand has grown exponentially and supply simply cannot keep pace. What are carbon offsets and why is it so difficult to make them verifiable, impactful, and scalable? What are carbon offsets?
AUGUST 31, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Significant price spikes in the energy attribute certificate (EAC) and carbon offset markets have many companies are wondering whether environmental commodities are the right way to reach their goals, asking: is carbon offsetting worth it? Is carbon offsetting worth it?
APRIL 24, 2022
We have to move past the magical thinking that carbon offsetting alone will lead to the technology shifts that will save us. The post Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change appeared first on RenewEconomy.
JULY 22, 2022
A recent report from McKinsey & Company offered some hard evidence for what environmentalists have long known to be a mounting concern: The current carbon offset market will struggle in the next thirty years to meet the exponentially increasing demands placed on it by corporate America’s collective drive to meet their carbon pledges.
JUNE 22, 2022
One of Australia's largest resources companies could soon claim carbon offsets for emissions captured from waste products of its mining operations. The post Clean Energy Regulator mulls carbon offsets for mining waste and carbonates appeared first on RenewEconomy.
JUNE 8, 2022
Former head of Australia's carbon offset watchdog defends claims most offsets lack integrity, and says regulators are "clearly afraid of scrutiny". The post “They are clearly afraid of scrutiny:” Dispute deepens over carbon offset integrity appeared first on RenewEconomy.
JUNE 7, 2022
ERAC chair rejects predecessor's claims that bulk of Australian carbon offsets lack environmental integrity. The post Head of carbon offset watchdog rejects predecessor’s claims that offsets lack integrity appeared first on RenewEconomy.
APRIL 6, 2022
The post Greens aim for negative emissions with generous floor price for carbon offsets appeared first on RenewEconomy. Australian Greens offer a generous guaranteed floor price for ACCUs as part of a plan to get Australia to net negative emissions.
DECEMBER 1, 2022
As interest and scrutiny involving the use of carbon credits toward net-zero goals intensifies, resources from Shopify, Frontier Climate and Ecosystem Marketplace have some answers for corporate buyers.
JULY 15, 2022
Carbon offsets occupy a relatively small space on the spectrum of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. But as more countries and companies commit to net-zero carbon emissions goals, they’re steadily gaining attention from investors as a tool to accelerate carbon reductions. Quality Control Still Has Gaps.
MAY 4, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Voluntary Certification, Timber Legality and Carbon Offsets in Africa - Opportunities and Challenges. KEYWORDS: Responsible Forestry, FSC, PEFC, Sustainable Forest, Sustainable Forestry, timber legality, carbon offsets, africa, African forests, carbon project, scs global services.
JANUARY 21, 2023
Impakter ‘Phantom’ Carbon Offsets Found to Have No Climate Benefit Contrary to what your gym membership wants you to believe, you can’t out-exercise a poor diet – you are what you eat at the end of the day. The same can probably be said for carbon offsets and climate change. Lauren Richards
MARCH 4, 2021
Ben Allen on Indigo Ag's impact in carbon offset surges across all sectors. Jim Giles, Senior Analyst and Conference Chair for Food and Carbon Systems, Greenbiz Group interviewed Ben Allen SVP of Global Market Development during GreenBiz 21 on February 9-11th. This video is sponsored by Indigo Ag.
Environmental News Bits
JULY 31, 2023
In a new code of practice, the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) has published guidance on how companies should use carbon credits as part of high-quality corporate action.
Environmental News Bits
JUNE 22, 2022
The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative is collecting information about how higher education institutions with carbon neutrality goals use (or don’t use) carbon offsets. The goal of the survey is to better understand how institutions think about and interact with carbon offsets.
AUGUST 17, 2023
The historical record does not indicate that emitting carbon dioxide was among the redeemable sins. Still, medieval Christians would have recognized the attraction of buying indulgences in the form of carbon offsets rather than actually cutting back on CO2-emitting activities. Well, CO2 wouldn’t be discovered until 1754.)
JULY 3, 2023
Global food and beverage company Nestlé will shift away from the use of offsets to achieve carbon neutral brands, focusing instead on actual emissions reductions in its operations and value chain, according to a company spokesperson, following media reports that the company was walking away from carbon neutral pledges for some brands.
MAY 15, 2023
One of the new requirements proposed by the EU Parliament is to include in the rules a prohibition on green claims such as “carbon or climate neutrality” that are based solely on carbon offsetting schemes. The post EU Parliament Proposes Ban on Green Claims Based Solely on Carbon Offsetting appeared first on ESG Today.
JUNE 23, 2023
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market and Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative are launching a series of corporate standards as part of a joint commitment to define best practice and credibility.
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
How carbon offsetting compares to carbon reduction. It made clear that more must be done to reduce and offset carbon emissions. In the years since 2015’s Paris Climate Accord, many industrial businesses have begun using carbon offsetting strategies to balance the emissions of their operations.
OCTOBER 6, 2022
Macquarie Group’s Commodities and Global Markets division announced today an investment in carbon offset project-focused consultancy Ecological Carbon Offset Partners (EP Carbon), in a move aimed at supporting EP Carbon’s expansion and advancing Macquarie’s voluntary carbon offsets business.
NOVEMBER 10, 2022
The company also announced that enterprises can now add Lenovo CO2 offsets to their purchase of select Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. This milestone that we celebrate today, and the extension of CO2 offset services to our server portfolio, highlights the focus and vigour of our efforts to enlist our clients in the fight against climate change.
AUGUST 30, 2022
The segment on HBO made the rounds on in the sustainability universe. What he got right, wrong and where there is a little more nuance.
NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Are Carbon Offsets Worsening the Climate Crisis? If you’ve ever been asked to tick a box on a website that offers a minimal surcharge to offset the carbon footprint of your upcoming plane ride or package delivery, you’ve witnessed the voluntary carbon market in action. appeared first on Impakter. Grace Stinson.
JANUARY 10, 2022
Any economist take on reforming carbon markets to resolve a system plagued by problems and play a significant role in slowing global warming.
FEBRUARY 24, 2022
At GreenBiz 22, sustainability leaders talked about how carbon credits will play a role in their sustainability strategies.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
A new program from Cargill, RegenConnect brings food companies with carbon commitments together with farmers to encourage regenerative agriculture for a new income stream.
MAY 11, 2022
Tech startup Pachama gets $55 million to scale digital verification of forest carbon projects.
NOVEMBER 11, 2019
On the closing sidebar interview at VERGE 19, GreenBiz Group’s senior analyst Jim Giles discusses his excitement about the expected growth of the carbon offset markets.
MARCH 10, 2022
Calyx, Sylvera and BeZero are in the process of rating hundreds or even thousands of offset projects.
JUNE 22, 2023
How a carbon offset project developer brings ranchers together to learn about regenerative grazing.
JANUARY 8, 2023
Chubb review into the integrity of carbon offsets ignores the elephant in the room argues the Climate Council: too many major emitters are buying ACCUs so that they can continue to pollute as usual.“The The Chubb Review has provided some positive recommendations for improving the integrity and transparency of carbon credits.
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