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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23.03.2021

# New Publications

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Brazzola, Nicoletta; et al. (2021): Offsetting unabated agricultural emissions with CO2 removal to achieve ambitious climate targets

Brazzola, Nicoletta; Wohland, Jan; Patt, Anthony (2021): Offsetting unabated agricultural emissions with CO2 removal to achieve ambitious climate targets. In PloS one 16 (3), e0247887. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247887.

"We explore using additional CDR to offset alternative agricultural non-CO2 emission pathways in which emissions either remain constant or rise. We assess the effects on the climate of calculating CDR rates to offset agricultural emission under two different approaches: relying on the 100-year global warming potential conversion metric (GWP100) and maintaining effective radiative forcing levels at exactly those of RCP2.6."

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11.03.2021

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Scientific American: Direct Air Capture of CO2 Is Suddenly a Carbon Offset Option

"Canada’s largest company is funding machines that suck CO2 from the atmosphere to offset its own emissions."

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08.03.2021

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Bloomberg Green: Big Oil’s Net-Zero Plans Show the Hard Limits of Carbon Offsets

"As more companies turn to offsets to lower their environmental impact, the total volume they need will quickly exceed the planet’s ability to provide them."

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02.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Myles Allen; et al. (2020): The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting

Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Ben Caldecott, Thomas Hale, Cameron Hepburn, Conor Hickey, Eli Mitchell-Larson, Yadvinder Malhi, Friederike Otto, Nathalie Seddon & Steve Smith (2020): The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting. The University of Oxford. September 2020.

"The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting (the “Oxford Offsetting Principles”) presented here outline how offsetting needs to be approached to ensure it helps achieve a net zero society."

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01.03.2021

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GreenBiz: Digging into the complex, confusing and contentious world of soil carbon offsets

"This week, I’ll try to untangle one of the more complex, confusing and contentious aspects of our food systems: the emerging market for soil carbon offsets."

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26.02.2021

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Tech Crunch: The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

"Patch, the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5 million in financing to build out its business selling customers a way to calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions associated with that footprint."

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