Emissions Offsetting News

  • Greenstone appointed to DECC advisory forum

    The Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a Quality Assurance accreditation scheme for carbon offsets. The scheme is intended to enable consumers to quickly recognise a high quality offset and avoid some of the potential pitfalls involved in offsetting carbon emissions. To achieve the Government assured status, the offsets provided must adhere to a certain ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Aquatic Informatics offsets carbon footprint with help from offsetters and go neutral

    To measure its corporate footprint, Aquatic Informatics has engaged Go Neutral Now, a Vancouver based greenhouse gas accounting firm. Go Neutral Now measures the greenhouse gas footprint using the CSA 14064-1 Specification. Aquatic Informatics reports its performance in annual GHG Reports, as required under ISO 14064-1 and in the GHG Protocol. Greenhouse gases that Aquatic Informatics cannot ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • Carbon offset industries for Indigenous communities

    A new carbon offsetting industry could create up to 1,029 new jobs for Indigenous Australians and generate income of A$52 million per year according to a new CSIRO report.The study of six Indigenous Land Corporation properties across Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland looked at land management practices including fire management, reforestation and grazing land management. These ...

  • Investors save the rainforest

    In the current financial climate, investors are looking for sustainable products and safe commodities. That is why Silva Tree S.A., a conservation and reforestation initiative, have come up with a new way to raise capital for their rainforest project. They sell parts of the land to investors and in return the investors receive rights to a share of the carbon offset credits produced. With ...


    By Silva Tree Panama S.A.

  • Environmental Defense Fund launches independent guide to high-quality carbon offsets

    To help bring transparency to the fast-growing voluntary carbon offset market to combat climate change, Environmental Defense Fund today announced the launch of CarbonOffsetList.org, a first-of-its-kind online resource that will help businesses and consumers identify and purchase carbon offsets that represent real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offsets allow buyers to offset, or ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Walmart rebukes FTC attempt to standardize carbon offsets

    The Federal Trade Commission publishes a green guide to ensure that companies don’t market their products with inaccurate environmental claims. It recently sought to update the guide with some clarifications on carbon offsets. As loyal Triple Pundit readers will know, I am an unabashed fan of increased regulation in the carbon offset sphere. To my mind increased regulation is a win-win for ...

  • Sustainability center stage at top air show

    A chief obstacle to the true greening of the meetings industry is air travel. According to USA Today, on a New York-to-Denver flight, a commercial generates 840 to 1,660 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger — what a typical driver generates with an SUV in a month. Now, imagine the carbon footprint of 10,000 attendees flying into a Denver convention — even one planned with the intention of being ...

  • Eco-tourism: Carbon `offsets`, a good idea that`s not working

    Top airlines and tour operators keen to shore up their green credentials nowadays offer customers carbon 'offsets' to compensate holiday pollution. The problem is that few tourists seem eager to write off their green guilt. The idea is simple enough: 'offsets' are schemes by which a tourist when paying his ticket can also buy into a project elsewhere that will compensate for the amount of carbon ...

  • Renewable energy and reforestation project - Amazonas, Brazil

    Carbon footprint reduction has become an issue many businesses are tackling through their environmental strategy to become part of the global solution to climate change. Alongside the widespread legislative efforts underway to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, voluntary carbon offsetting is an increasingly popular way for businesses and individuals to reduce their ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • VER+ and BlueRegistry for credible carbon offset projects

    People, politics and business are aware that climate change is one of the leading challenges of the 21st century. With climate change on the rise in importance, not only official negotiations on current and future schemes have revived in relevance but emissions from any sort of activity or product have become an issue of general concern. It is usually dealt with the private or corporate ...


    By TÜV SÜD AG

  • ClimateCHECK selected as Service Provider to Vancity Carbon Offset Program

    Vancity has selected ClimateCHECK as a Service Provider to the Vancity Carbon Offset Program to provide project assessment and verification services to organizations applying for and receiving grant funding for climate change mitigation projects. “Vancity is recognized for environmental leadership, and we are excited to be working within Vancity’s innovative program for achieving greenhouse ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • credit360 client website wins Canadian innovation award

    credit360's client, The Resort Municipality of Whistler, were recently awarded the Willis Award for innovation from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. This award is presented annually to municipalities demonstrating exceptional innovation and meritorious initiative Whistler 2020 Explorer was developed in 2006, integrating the extensive work and data that ...

  • 3C arguing for global code of best practice

    Frankfurt - Frankfurt-based 3C Group has been asked by the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to comment on a proposal on “Establishing a voluntary Code of Best Practice for the provision of carbon offsetting”. Dr. Sascha Lafeld, Member of the Board of 3C Holding AG, highly welcomes the UK government’s initiative for a voluntary carbon offsetting code on a high ...


    By First Climate AG

  • 3C implements carbon offset for Inter-American Development Bank meetings

    Frankfurt -  Frankfurt-based international carbon consulting and investment group 3C has concluded a contract to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of two international conferences held by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The emission reductions originate from a micro hydro power plant in Guatemala with a total installed capacity of 165 kW and an average annual power generation of ...


    By First Climate AG

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