Emissions Offsetting News

  • Meeting climate goals will require stronger policies to cut emissions

    Advanced and emerging economies have made progress in addressing climate change, yet most are on a trajectory that would see them fall short of their mitigation goals. Governments need to significantly accelerate their efforts and strengthen their climate change policies, according to a new OECD analysis of climate change mitigation in 44 countries and the EU. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Offsetting or Offputting – Where the Kyoto Protocol went very wrong

    UN officials have confirmed the findings by the Stockholm Environment Institute that around 600 million tonnes of carbon were wrongly emitted as a result, under the UNFCCC’s Joint Implementation (JI) scheme. The first in-depth review of JI’s environmental integrity shows about three-quarters of credits may not represent actual emission reductions, and their use to meet ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Pricing – The Momentum is Growing

    World Resources Institute (WRI) released Putting a Price on Carbon: A Handbook for U.S. Policymakers, a new paper that concludes that carbon pricing should serve as a core element to reduce carbon emissions and would produce a range of economic benefits to the U.S. economy. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Forests can soak up a third of carbon emissions

    Looking after the world’s tropical forests would be worthwhile in its own right, for the sake of their human and animal inhabitants and their wider effects on the natural world. But researchers say it would also have a significant bonus. Properly cared for, the forests could cancel out between a quarter and a third of the planet’s carbon emissions. They argue that it is not just ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

    The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the negotiations' burden on ...


    By Associated Press

  • China can reduce carbon pollution without harming economy

    China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major new study conducted by Tsinghua University. The study, China and the New Climate Economy, was released in Beijing on the back of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Willmott Dixon retains carbon neutrality status

    Since 2012, the company has reduced its carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emissions relative to turnover - by 6.1%. This has resulted from a range of initiatives that include better insulated site cabins, higher fuel efficiency specifications for hire plant and machinery, green bonuses for staff choosing lower emissions cars and better use of videoconferencing. However with ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • Low-Carbon Technologies are Key to Meeting EU Emissions Targets

    While energy-efficiency gains are needed to lower Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, low-carbon technologies are also crucial if we are to meet ambitious EU emissions targets in the long term, new comparative research concludes. The European Commission’s Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy indicates that a cost-effective transition to achieve the EU's 80 to 95% ...

  • UNEP Joins UN Carbon-Offsetting Programme for Second Year Running

    For the second year in a row, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - which has been climate neutral since 2008 - has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units through a joint procurement initiative with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and several other UN Common System agencies. These units will offset greenhouse gas emissions generated by UNEP's office ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Offsetters becomes first Canadian member of the International Carbon Reduction And Offset Alliance

    Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc. (“OCS” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: COO) is pleased to announce that it has been granted membership to the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (“ICROA”). ICROA is a global alliance of the leading carbon management and offset providers. ICROA is an industry association whose membership is dedicated to providing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greening the Ice - FortisBC to reduce CO2 emissions from ice rinks

    FortisBC commits to reduce up to 500t of CO2 emissions from ice rinks through new pilot program. With a recently announced FortisBC pilot program partnered with REALice technology, 10 BC participating ice rinks will receive a rebate that will completely cover the installed cost of a REALice system up to $29,000. This means that each ice arena could reduce carbon emissions by 50 tons per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon neutral goal for aviation won’t neutralise its climate impact

    Latest research shows that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and industry goal of carbon neutral growth in 2020 will not, as the name might suggest, neutralise aviation’s climate impact. ICAO is meeting this week in Montreal to attempt to conclude 16 years of negotiations on a set of measures to tackle climate-change emissions from international aviation. Even if ICAO and ...

  • Microsoft’s carbon fee funds 15 projects around the world

    As part of its quest for carbon neutrality, last summer Microsoft began charging all business divisions for the carbon they emit. At the time, the software company pledged to put that money into renewable energy certificates and carbon offset projects that focus on resource conservation. Now, Microsoft has disclosed 15 diverse initiatives that are benefiting from the strategy, ranging from ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • Hillsborough County’s resource recovery facility generating verified carbon offset credits to sell

    Carbon offset credits generated by Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta Energy, have been verified and are now available for purchase on the voluntary market. The credits represent verified reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions achieved by generating renewable energy-from-waste at the Resource Recovery Facility. The facility, located at 350 Falkenburg ...


  • Waste Management Expands Des Moines Metro Park East Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

    Waste Management of Des Moines announced an expansion to the Des Moines Metro Methane Recovery Facility at the Metro Park East landfill in Polk County. The plant is a result of a private-public partnership between Waste Management and Metro Waste Authority.  Waste Management is a leading developer, operator and owner of more than 100 landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Pax World Launches Effort to Reduce Carbon Intensity in its Funds

    Global Environmental Markets Fund is fossil fuel-free and carbon neutral PORTSMOUTH, N.H. June 24, 2013 Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds (www.paxworld.com) and a leader in the field of sustainable investing, announced today the results of carbon benchmarking of its five largest equity funds, the first phase of an effort ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Make your driving ‘carbon neutral’!

    Carbon Neutral are launching their vehicle focused Turn your car’s emissions into trees campaign throughout June 2013. The campaign encourages environmentally conscious individuals and businesses to offset their car emissions by making a donation to plant native trees. Supporters will receive a striking, colorful sticker which they can proudly display in their car window and a tax ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • Voluntary carbon offsetting tops 100 million tonnes

    The demand for voluntary carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, with buyers committing more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. According to the report - Maneuvering the Mosaic - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 - private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Airlines` call for global emissions deal not convincing

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade body comprising 240 airlines worldwide, today finally acknowledged the need for a global market–based measure to reduce aviation's contribution to climate change [1]. IATA called on their airline members to encourage their governments to agree at this year’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly on a ...

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