carbon offsetting Articles

  • 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

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Are Voluntary Carbon Offsets for You?

    The rapidly growing market for voluntary carbon offsets presents challenges for companies who want to purchase offsets and, at the same time, avoid criticism of how they manage their carbon footprint. The reality for most businesses is that they cannot reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and if they do want to go the extra mile to achieve “carbon neutrality” or another target, they may ...

  • 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

  • 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 Efficienci Ltd.

  • Offset the carbon emissions of your marketing programs

    You can reduce and reuse as much as you can, but the reality is, it’s next to impossible to have a zero carbon footprint in a marketing department. That’s why most eco-minded businesses buy carbon offsets. What are carbon offsets? According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “a carbon offset is an emission reduction credit from another organization’s project that results in less carbon dioxide or ...


  • Carbon offsets from organic waste conversion projects

    The Climate Act ion Reserve (the Reserve) has long had a protocol to give credit for the capture and destruction of methane emissions from organic waste in landfills, but they have now opened up the possibility of credits for projects that prevent that waste from entering landfills in the first place. In October 2009, the Reserve adopted the Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol, covering both ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Voluntary carbon standard offset project registration

    MJB&A is supporting a major natural gas transmission company with the registration of its U.S. carbon offset projects on its natural gas transmission system.  The company is implementing an advanced leak detection and repair project to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas pipeline compressor stations.  This project uses approved baseline methodology AM0023 of the Clean ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Data center energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon offset investment best practices

    Learn how to green your organization’s energy consumption, and achieve both energy savings and public relations benefits with this comprehensive guide. Get actionable advice on energy sustainability from green pioneers in IT. Many IT firms with large data centers and other energy intensive operations are adopting cutting-edge strategies to reduce their substantial energy costs and ...

  • Hotel Fuerte El Rompido signs an agreement with ALLCOT to offset its emissions

    Fuerte el Rompido, a four-star hotel in the province of Huelva (Spain), has signed an agreement with Allcot to offset its emissions from 2015. So, Fuerte el Rompido shows its commitment to fighting climate change. Last year, Fuerte El Rompido generated 995 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent). These emissions came largely from the consumption of electricity and propane. The ...


    By ALLCOT

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Carbon capture and clusters

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS ) announcements in 2013 were quiet – yet the award of funding to the White Rose project in early December was an encouraging sign that UK CCS momentum remains undeterred, explains Sam Botterill, CCS Technical Manager, Energy Institute. Christmas did not only come early for the White Rose project, more commonly referred to as Drax Power’s CCS Project, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Efficiency’s role in carbon cap-and-trade

    We hear a lot about how efficiency will play an increasingly important role as the United States undertakes efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. But how does that play out in a practical sense under cap-and-trade programs?The Offset Quality Initiative provides insight in a new white paper on greenhouse gas offsets: ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Transnational aspects of a linked carbon market

    As greenhouse gas emissions trading systems emerge worldwide, the prospect of linking these systems has increasing economic appeal. However, there are a number of, practical and political considerations to take into account which may in many cases outweigh this theoretical attractiveness. There are also several legal instruments and approaches that can be used to link schemes ranging, from the ...

  • Regulatory challenges for financial and carbon markets

    The controversy about how financial derivatives markets are to be regulated that has been opened up by the credit crunch is in many ways parallel to the widening debate over regulation of carbon markets. Both markets involve hitherto untried attempts at commodification: in the case of the financial markets, commodification of an unprecedented range of uncertainties, and in the case of the carbon ...

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