Emissions Offsetting News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters

    Today, I am pleased to announce the publication of the second DECC annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters will transform consumers’ relationship with energy, bringing considerable benefits for both them, for the energy industry and for Great Britain. Smart meters will for the first time put consumers in control of their energy use, allowing them to take 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 SERIES

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • REDD Carbon Offset Project in Peru´s Cordillera Azul National Park Earns Double Validation and Verification from SCS Global Services

    A "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)" carbon offset project in Peru's Cordillera Azul National Park has earned independent validation under two internationally recognized standards based on assessments conducted by third-party verifier SCS Global Services.  The project, which ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • Celebrating Earth Day at the International Corporate Citizenship Conference

    Today we celebrate Earth Day, an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It also happens that our International Corporate Citizenship conference coincides with this special day. As we kickoff the second day of the conference we would like to let you know that we are doing our part to be environmentally conscious. Our commitment to ...

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Announces New Methane Gas Capture Program for Landfills

    Before landfill regulations were implemented, there was no way for various levels of government to monitor waste disposal. Individuals and companies were dumping waste in non-designated areas with total disregard for safety or the environment. To add to the problem, the locations that were selected for dumping waste were landfills far from the boundaries of their own communities in order to ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • New partnership to offset UN carbon emissions and support sustainable development

    A wind farm in India and a waste management project in Colombia are set to benefit from a new to offset the carbon emissions of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Ever since the UN Secretary-General first announced a directive for UN agencies to move toward climate neutrality in 2007, the organization has been measuring its ...

  • ENER-G set to open second landfill gas management facility in Mexico

    ENER-G  www.energ.co.uk/biogas is set to start construction on its  second landfill gas management facility in Mexico after being appointed by the Municipality of Durango to generate renewable energy from waste at  the Durango city landfill site. ENER-G, working in partnership with its sister company Biogas Technology, will design, ...


    By ENER-G

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