carbon offsetting News

  • The ENDS guide to carbon offsets

    Leading environmental publisher ENDS (Environmental Data Services) has made an important contribution to the carbon offsetting debate by announcing publication of The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets. This one-of-a-kind guide provides much-needed help for confused offset purchasers by establishing a clear threshold for acceptable carbon offset quality and advising purchasers to steer clear of ...

  • Forest carbon offsetting report 2010

    EcoSecurities, Conservation International, Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), ClimateBiz and the Norton Rose Group have collaborated to find out what more than 157 global, multinational and regional organisations think about forestry and forest carbon offsetting projects. Some of the key findings of the survey include: Positive attitudes towards forest ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon offset industries for Indigenous communities

    A new carbon offsetting industry could create up to 1,029 new jobs for Indigenous Australians and generate income of A$52 million per year according to a new CSIRO report.The study of six Indigenous Land Corporation properties across Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland looked at land management practices including fire management, reforestation and grazing land management. These ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Carbon Forum America showcasing offset quality

    A recent Federal Trade Commission workshop has highlighted concerns about offset quality and consumer information in the fast-growing voluntary carbon market.  Carbon Forum America will showcase the response of leaders in the carbon market to develop the necessary standards.  Four non-profit entities will use their presence at CARBON FORUM AMERICA to present and interactively discuss ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Largest carbon offset transaction made in the US

    The largest publicly announced transaction of carbon offsets was recently made in the United States, signifying confidence in the role of carbon offsets in the country’s carbon market according to the parties involved. The Goldman Sachs Group, Blue Source and CE2 Carbon Capital completed a $12 million carbon offset deal, where CE2, a carbon market investment company, was sold the carbon offsets. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon offset firm to help reverse deforestation in Rwanda

    A Canadian carbon offset development company plans to invest US$17m on reforestation projects in Rwanda over the next 20 years, one of its senior officials said. Ecosystem Restoration Associates (ERA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Rwanda’s Multisector Investment Group Ltd, which finances small-to-medium sized companies and will act as the local implementer of the offset ...


    By IRIN

  • Offsetters to partner for 2010 Legacy portfolio carbon offsets

    The influence of BC Clean Technology continues to span the globe with the announcement that Offsetters has entered into a project partnership with IMW Industries Ltd and Landfill Gas Canada Ltd (LFGC). This partnership will produce high quality carbon credits for the 2010 Legacy Portfolio to offset emissions from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Offsetters and LFGC are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenlite Announces Changes to Carbon Offsets Marketing Website

    (OTCBB: GLTV) Greenlite Ventures Inc. ("Greenlite") announced today that it has made a number of strategic changes to its carbon offsets marketing website at www.greenlitecarboncredits.com. The changes have been made in order to boost response to Greenlite's product offerings. The most important change is the reduction of price for carbon ...


  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • It is too early to sell carbon offsets: scientists

    Published January 10 in the journal Science, signatories include scientists from the US, Japan, Hawaii, New Zealand, The Netherlands, India, Germany and the UK. The UK is represented by Prof Andrew Watson of the University of East Anglia and Dr Richard Lampitt of Southampton University's National Oceanography Centre. Prof Watson said: 'While we do envision the possibility of iron fertilisation as ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Announces Resignation of Director

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ESR) reports that Stuart McNeill has resigned as a director of the Company. The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his services to the Company. On Behalf of the Board of Directors, Robert Falls, Ph.D., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. A pioneer in forest ...


  • VER+ and BlueRegistry for credible carbon offset projects

    People, politics and business are aware that climate change is one of the leading challenges of the 21st century. With climate change on the rise in importance, not only official negotiations on current and future schemes have revived in relevance but emissions from any sort of activity or product have become an issue of general concern. It is usually dealt with the private or corporate ...


    By TÜV SÜD AG

  • REEEP Introduces Quality Benchmark for Carbon Offset Markets

    Vienna - Protecting the climate has become more sophisticated in recent years, with a plethora of options available to make a company, airline ticket or conference ‘carbon neutral.’ Governments, companies and individuals all have the opportunity to calculate the carbon emissions generated by their activities and then to purchase “offsets” from an emissions reduction project in the developing ...

  • Walmart rebukes FTC attempt to standardize carbon offsets

    The Federal Trade Commission publishes a green guide to ensure that companies don’t market their products with inaccurate environmental claims. It recently sought to update the guide with some clarifications on carbon offsets. As loyal Triple Pundit readers will know, I am an unabashed fan of increased regulation in the carbon offset sphere. To my mind increased regulation is a win-win for ...

  • Vancity to renew carbon offset purchase relationship with Offsetters

    Two Canadian innovators, Offsetters (a leading carbon management provider) and Vancity (the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada) are, once again, teaming up in the name of a low-carbon future. Vancity announced that it will continue to offset its carbon footprint with an investment in carbon credits for the 2010 year provided in part by the Vancouver-based Offsetters. In turn, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Grants Options

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ESR) would like to announce the granting of 250,000 stock options on July 25, 2011, to Duncan J. Manson as interim Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company and its subsidiary, ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. ("ERA"). The options are exercisable at a price of $0.15 per share with an exercise period of five years from the date of grant. About ...


  • Innovative approach for transportation related carbon offsets announced

    CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia"s transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), a Crown corporation and leading provider of offsets in British Columbia (B.C.), has agreed to recognize the protocol for modal shift offset projects in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Innovative approach for transportation related carbon offsets announced

    CN Modal Shift Protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions ...

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