carbon emissions offsetting Articles

  • Bioenergy and greenhouse gases

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Carbon Offsets

    In the 21st century, achieving 100% carbon neutrality can be a daunting task. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call all produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsets offer an alternative to reducing emissions by enabling individuals and businesses to compensate for their carbon emissions by purchasing credits which offset their ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Carlsbad project charts the future of sustainable desalination

    Over the past five years desalination is gaining momentum in California. With more than ten projects in various stages of planning, environmental review, design and construction, brackish and seawater desalination plants are planned to provide 400 MGD to 500 MGD of new drinking water supplies for the state by year 2015. One of the largest and most advanced projects under development today is the ...


    By Poseidon Resources

  • The scope of the land–based sector to mitigate climate change in North–east Scotland: opportunities and challenges with particular reference to the role of forests

    This paper reviews the scope for the rural land use sector to support emissions reduction with particular reference to the role of forestry. A bottom–up approach is adopted to explore the relative contribution of different land–based activities in the region and explore the Scottish policy context and the scope for emissions reduction through new tree planting. It is concluded that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 7 Keys to Offsetting Your Carbon Emissions

    In the debate on how to act during our current climate crisis, many organizations are very vocal about becoming carbon neutral. Municipalities, companies and even the EU have announced that they will become carbon neutral. And most of the announced plans include one important component: carbon offsetting. Carbon offsetting is a process of compensating for CO2 emissions that an organization has ...


    By Sphera

  • The state of carbon finance in Europe: a 'SWOT' analysis of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme

    As Phase III of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will begin in January 2012 when airlines operating flights to or from Europe will have to buy carbon permits to help offset their emissions under EU legislation, carbon finance and trading in Europe is set to proceed to a new horizon. Launched in January 2005, EU ETS is one of the established multilateral measures in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Voluntary carbon market is fast becoming big business

    If anyone had doubts about the importance of the voluntary carbon market they would certainly have been overcome by the announcement last month by Merrill Lynch of a new carbon offset service to assist businesses to reduce emissions through voluntary offsets. In partnership with ICF International, Merrill Lynch’s new Green and Gold initiative is the latest in a series of moves by major financial ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy Recovery in Urban Wastewater Treatment on Global Scale

    ABSTRACT The lack of proper wastewater treatment results in production of CO2 and CH4 without the opportunity for carbon sequestration and energy recovery, with deleterious effects for global warming. Without extending wastewater treatment to all urban areas worldwide, CO2 and CH4 emissions associated with wastewater discharges could reach the equivalent of 3.13·105 tCO2·d-1 in 2025, with ...

  • Kenya to launch Africa’s first carbon trading hub

    Kenya plans to launch a carbon trading platform to facilitate the trade of carbon credits and to help drive renewable energy. Kenya plans to create a carbon trading market to help drive clean tech and carbon emissions reduction within the country and across Africa. The carbon trading platform is expected to be open for business by the middle of next year, and it will be the first of its kind in ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend

    Ten years ago, serendipity set Tristan Lecomte on his path to planting millions of trees around the world. Lecomte was CEO of the French organic and fair trade company Alter Eco, and his eco-conscious consumers were pressing him about his actions on climate change. So Lecomte calculated his company’s carbon footprint and began planting trees in partnership ...


    By Ensia

  • Understanding the voluntary carbon market

    The monitoring, reducing and offsetting of carbon emissions by corporations, organisations and individuals is rapidly moving from an ‘if’ and ‘why’ scenario to a ‘when’ and ‘how’ one. For the Kyoto Protocol signatory nations, this shift is one that combines elements of education, obligation and cooperation. For the few nations that have not signed on to the Kyoto Protocol, the change in ...

  • FIFA Word Cup - Case Study

    Coca Cola, sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), certified the three-day visit of the Cup to Greece as a Climate Neutral Event. Included within the calculations of the emitted greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the transportation of the World Cup trophy, the press conference that took place on the 10th of April, and the promotional ...

  • Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options

    Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is substantial: In the United States, producing and delivering consumer purchases releases twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as home energy use and personal travel. By gathering and sharing information on carbon emissions associated with their products, companies can make environmentally friendly ...


    By Ensia

  • ASTM Membership: From Student to Professional

    In 2002, I was on my way to getting my degree in materials engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua. As my graduation date approached, I accepted an internship in the research and development department of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in my hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico. At GCC, I learned the fundamentals of cement and concrete production and the importance of standardized tests, ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Business Case for REDD

    Deforestation and Degradation Around the world, forests are being destroyed at a rate of about thirteen million hectares a year and deforestation accounts for an estimated 17 – 20% of all global emissions. In addition, forests and other terrestrial carbon sinks play a vital role in preventing runaway climate change, soaking up a full 2.6 Gt of atmospheric carbon every year. The ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • How is a carbon footprint measured in a simple way?

    Is Calculating Carbon Footprint Simple Math? ...


    By Carbon-And-More

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions trading and duties of the state: A preliminary review of Alberta’s specified Gas Emitters Regulation

    In July 2007 the oil endowed Canadian province of Alberta launched the first compliance emissions trading scheme for greenhouse gases in North America under its Specified Gas Emitters Regulation. This paper reviews key aspects of the programme including scope, performance credit trading and project offsetting with comparative reference to other carbon emissions trading schemes. The paper ...

  • The emerging Canadian carbon market: New fundamentals and opportunities

    Steps have recently been taken by the Ontario government to implement a cap and trade system in Ontario, and by the Canadian federal government to facilitate trading of offset credits for greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions.Ontario introduced enabling legislation on May 27, 2009 (Bill 185) to amend the Environmental Protection Act (Ontario) to allow the provincial government to establish a cap and ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Markets for Ecosystem Services – New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment

    Entitled Markets for Ecosystem Services – New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment ( 1.3 MB), the report shows how at a fundamental level, all economies and businesses depend directly or indirectly on the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable supply of ecosystem services. The perspective paper is intended for both the business and conservation communities, in ...

  • What is Carbon Neutrality?

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    By Sphera

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