carbon offsetting Articles

  • World Bank launches €68m for carbon offsetting

    The carbon offsetting scheme will consider projects -after Kyoto expires- ranging from energy efficiency to renewables. The World Bank has launched funding of €68m (£57m) aimed at enabling carbon reduction projects to keep selling UN-backed carbon offsets after the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. The statement about the carbon offsetting scheme was published ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Beyond CO2lonialism: the potential for fair trade certification to embrace voluntary carbon offsets

    Carbon offset projects are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Some offset projects cause immediate harm to the people and environment of developing countries while others provide questionable returns in terms of actual carbon capture and storage. Finally, carbon offset projects create barriers to industrialisation for developing countries. All of these challenges must be addressed if ...


    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

  • 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

  • FTC reviews environmental marketing guides

    Green sells, but discerning between true environmentalism and an eco-feint for the sake of marketing is not as easy as it seems. This fact has not been lost on the Federal Trade Commission, which has updated its guide on claiming how to proclaim greenness. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency tasked with monitoring and preventing unfair and deceptive practices in the market, recently ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Securitising risk and the clean development mechanism

    Delivery risk is central to pricing carbon offsets, but has been the focus of limited attention in the carbon markets. At the same time, remote regions and promising technologies – desperate for investment – have been underserved by the carbon markets. This paper proposes that the current policy objectives and functions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) be expanded to include arrangements ...

  • The complex issues of carbon sink: a critical overview

    The aim of the paper is to offer a systemic overview about some critical and interdependent relations among carbon offset, carbon sequestration and carbon stock. Rooting in the complexity perspective, the work discusses some relevant measurement methods and financial issues related to the land use - land use change forestry (LULUCF) applied under Kyoto Protocol rules. There are uncertainties on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives.  Delta’s commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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

  • Forests for Carbon: Exploring forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    Southern U.S. forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the form of carbon in leaves, roots, branches, trunks, soil, and woody debris and other plant litter through a process known as “carbon sequestration.” Through this process, southern forests and other woodlands play a role in regulating Earth’s climate and moderating the effects of global climate ...

  • Major Waste Company

    Location: Multiple Sites Project Start Date: 2009 Element Markets works with one of North America’s largest solid waste management companies to produce GHG offsets at several of its landfill sites across the U.S. Our client has voluntarily installed gas collection and destruction equipment at these landfills to create the carbon offset projects, and Element ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • The Dyson effect: carbon "offset" forestry and the privatisation of the atmosphere

    This paper examines the increasingly fashionable view that vast tree plantations are a viable way of mitigating the climatic effects of industrial carbon dioxide emissions. It argues that this approach to global warming is based on bad science, enlarges rather than reduces richer societies' ecological footprint, and reinforces neo-colonialist structures of power.Keywords: carbon sinks, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A web-based open emissions calculator

    Many organisations and governmental agencies offer online calculators to calculate the carbon footprint of industrial activities. Furthermore, airline companies offer online tools to estimate carbon footprint and promote the purchase of carbon offsets in order to make the trip carbon neutral. This paper presents a free online emissions calculator that computes various emissions-related statistics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Offsets in the international emissions market: Do buyers get what they pay for?

    This paper analyses buyer preferences in the context of the market for emissions trading under the UNFCCC. The purpose of this paper is to investigate pricing of offsets (Certified Emissions Reductions or “CERs” under the UNFCCC) (through an empirical survey of two segments of the authorized CER buyer market) to understand the relationship between buyer preferences for CER carbon offsets in the ...

  • Carbon annuities and their potential to preserve tropical forests and slow global warming: an application for small-scale farmers

    Carbon annuities have been suggested as a means for rewarding landowners for preserving forests and sequestering carbon. Although this is an intuitively appealing approach, the benefits of the sequestration activities have not been compared with the opportunity cost of preserving the forest. This paper represents an initial attempt at analysing how large carbon annuities must be to induce a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • What is Carbon Neutrality?

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    By Sphera

  • 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 ...

  • Product carbon strategy, carbon footprint, offset, client propositions

    Zenith Provecta commissioned Greenstone to develop a market leading car leasing carbon footprinting product that could be integrated into their main business. Greenstone provided: Market analysis of the fleet industry ‘green’ offerings. Stakeholder engagement - conducted workshops with stakeholders to flesh out the framework provided by Greenstone to deliver a product that was best ...


    By Greenstone+

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