emissions offsetting News

  • Expobioenergía offsets its CO2 emissions

    After measuring and calculating the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere during Expobioenergía 2011, the time has come to offset in the way suggested by Huellacero, an initiative of ...

  • Aviation industry must cut emissions without offsetting

    Commenting on this week's vow by airlines to cut emissions, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: 'The aviation industry rightly recognises that it must play its part in tackling climate change - but it mustn't be allowed to create  a smokescreen that lets governments off the hook. 'Emissions from flying must be cut, but this must be done without using offsetting - ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • GoECOlife™ Renews CarbonFree® Certification to Offset Product Emissions

    Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF International are proud to announce that GoECOlife™ has certified over 35 products as carbon neutral though the CarbonFree® Product Certification Program. GoECOlife is "committed to delivering the best-in-class product to you. Being environmentally responsible does not mean one must sacrifice performance, style or innovation." To earn the ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • 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 ...

  • UK Government to continue offsetting its emissions through new contract

    The Government is launching the second phase of its Carbon Offsetting Facility (GCOF II) which will offset emissions resulting from Government air travel and potentially other emissions created by public sector organisations. It will cover emissions generated in the period April 2009 to March 2012.  There is the possibility of extending it to March 2013. The Government recognises a hierarchy ...


  • Rich countries must cut their own emissions instead of paying to offset CO2

    Commenting on the Optimum Population Trust's plan to cut CO2 with a scheme that sees consumers in rich countries paying for family planning in developing countries, Friends of the Earth's Head of Climate Change Mike Childs said: 'The idea of paying for birth control in developing countries to offset carbon-intensive lifestyles in rich countries is repugnant. Rich countries caused climate change ...


  • New partnership to offset UN carbon emissions and support sustainable development

    A wind farm in India and a waste management project in Colombia are set to benefit from a new to offset the carbon emissions of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Ever since the UN Secretary-General first announced a directive for UN agencies to move toward climate neutrality in 2007, the organization has been measuring its ...

  • Propel Fuels and Carbonfund.org First to Enable Drivers to Offset Emissions at the Pump

    Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of renewable fuels, has become the first company to enable consumers to offset their driving emissions at the pump any time they fill their tank. Propel's flagship Clean Mobility Center in Fullerton, Calif. offers customers the option ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • 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

  • 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

  • Innovative approach for transportation related carbon offsets announced

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

  • 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

  • California Electricity Users Offered Greenhouse Gas Offset

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, to launch ClimateSmart - a new voluntary program that offers customers the option to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions associated with their energy use. The climate protection program is scheduled to launch in spring 2007. Conceived and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Financial sector leads the way on carbon offsetting

    New report claims that 90% of companies in the FTSE 100 using carbon offsetting are non-carbon intensive, with the financial sector leading the way. A new report has revealed that just 0.1% of the 2.8B tonnes of carbon emissions created by the FTSE 100 list of companies are being offset, with the financial sector leading the way with voluntary carbon offsetting. But, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

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