voluntary offsetting Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Change Central Develops Nitrogen Quantification Protocols with ClimateCHECK

    Climate Change Central is a unique public-private partnership that promotes the development of innovative responses to global climate change. The organization helps Alberta businesses, governments and other stakeholders work together to pursue greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. In 2007, Climate Change Central was collaborating with Alberta Environment, an international agricultural product ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Overview of the climate action reserve: opportunities for landfill operators

    There is an active and growing market for carbon credits in the U.S., and landfill owners/ operators need to be aware of the opportunities that this may present for their businesses. Though we do not yet have a nationwide cap-and-trade system, there is an active voluntary market for carbon credits (millions of dollars and millions of credits were traded in 2009) and momentum is gaining behind ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Arab explorer completes CO2 neutral expedition

    Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. Through a sponsorship partnership with Dubai-based Carbon Credit brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), Samra will have his team’s emissions calculated and the ...

  • Five ways to save the UN aviation climate agreement

    The UN aviation body, ICAO, is hosting its three yearly General Assembly in Montreal, bringing together 191 countries to vote on the future of international aviation emissions. AEF and the international civil society coalition, ICSA, are encouraging states to agree an ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Carbon Trading not a Scam | Advanced Global Trading

    Carbon Credits remain a high-performing and legitimate commodity despite some criticism from elements of the financial sector - according to a Dubai-based expert from AGT Advanced Global Trading. In ...

  • UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    Energy Efficiency Reduction Bill a Benchmark for Others?The pressure has been growing on individual companies, producers and emitters of greenhouse gases to try and restrict the output. Up until this time, it has been voluntary to report carbon emissions but legal initiatives are now underway to make this mandatory. A carbon reduction bill has already been put in place in the UK and may soon come ...


    By Verisae

  • Opinion: Carbon sinks in the Kyoto Protocol`s clean development mechanism: An obstacle to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity?

    The inclusion of carbon sinks in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), although not explicitly planned by the Kyoto Protocol, was decided by the sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Bonn in 2001.1 Acknowledgement of the right for industrialised countries and their firms to offset their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in ...


  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Finding Your Footing in the Climate Change Challenge

    Introduction Continued reports of rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps made 2006 a year of unprecedented media coverage on global climate change. In fact, “carbon neutral” was named the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2006 “word of the year.”1 Climate change is quickly becoming solidified as the ultimate sustainability issue, one that touches each key element—a ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s purpose was to deal with the growing problem. Before its creation, waste was collected by a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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