10.06.2021

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Patch: Why Are Companies Investing in Non-Verified Carbon Offsets?

"Frontier carbon removal projects offer durability and scale."

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07.06.2021

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Trove Research (2021): Future Demand, Supply and Prices for Voluntary Carbon Credits – Keeping the Balance

Trove Research (2021): Future Demand, Supply and Prices for Voluntary Carbon Credits – Keeping the Balance.

"This land-mark study, conducted in collaboration with UCL, produces the first analysis of the long term demand, supply and prices of carbon credits (carbon offsets) in the Voluntary Carbon Market.  The analysis models future demand for carbon credits from over 5000 companies using a range of forecasting approaches.  Future carbon credit supply uses satellite imagery, together with detailed spatial and economic modelling, to project the future costs of meeting this demand.  The analysis concludes that considerably higher prices are needed to incentivise a large-scale change in land-use away from agriculture towards preserving and restoring forests, and to invest in capturing and storing CO2 in the atmosphere."

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07.06.2021

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The Conversation: Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets

"For a company to claim that they are achieving net zero – balancing their emissions with an equivalent quantity of removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – it is essential that any offsets that they use are long-lasting, rather than temporary."

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06.05.2021

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ProPublica: The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere

"New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway."

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22.04.2021

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The Carbon Curve: Six Questions to Ask Before Buying Another Carbon Offset

"Many of these net-zero plans, unfortunately, will depend heavily on low-quality carbon offsets. In previous posts, I have talked about the major inherent flaws in most carbon offsets and the steps that businesses can take to start shifting away from these flawed offsets."

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13.04.2021

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Tech Crunch: EcoCart raises $3 million for a Honey-like browser extension to offset shoppers’ carbon emissions

"Brands pay the company a commission to drive traffic to their websites under a standard affiliate marketing model and EcoCart uses a portion of the proceeds to offset a shopper’s carbon emissions."

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08.04.2021

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Car and Driver: Polestar Announces Project 0 to Build a Carbon-Neutral Car by 2030

"Rather than offset emissions by only planting trees, the Volvo affiliate claims it will change the way its cars are made, and targets a fully carbon-neutral company by 2040."

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06.04.2021

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Bloomberg Green: A Top U.S. Seller of Carbon Offsets Starts Investigating Its Own Projects

"The Nature Conservancy's review calls into question millions of dollars of credits sold to JPMorgan, BlackRock, and Disney."

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29.03.2021

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Bloomberg Green: Russia Wants to Use a Forest Bigger Than India to Offset Carbon

"The world’s biggest energy exporter—and home to billions of trees—is coming under international pressure over emissions ahead of United Nations climate change talks later this year."

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25.03.2021

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Independent: The next carbon offset frontier is not Silicon Valley, it’s the Congo Basin

"As the world gears up for COP26 in Glasgow, Douglas Flynn explains why Africa’s tropical forests must be a focus for protection through investment."

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