30.08.2021

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Podcast: Carbon Removal Newsroom: Carbon pricing bills, forest carbon offsets, & a progressive platform for carbon removal

"This week on Carbon Removal Newsroom, we’re discussing carbon’s value in various forms. We start by answering the question, ‘What is carbon pricing?’ and look at proposed bills in Congress that are attaching a price to carbon. We look at the value of forest carbon offsets in a world with unprecedented wildfires. We explore A Progressive Platform For Carbon Removal, then we close out the episode with a positive story of the week.Panelists Dr. Holly Jean Buck of the University at Buffalo and Chris Barnard of the American Conservation Coalition join host Radhika Moolgavkar of Nori for this episode."

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23.08.2021

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The Conversation: Amazon: regrowing forests have offset less than 10% of carbon emissions from deforestation

"Driven largely by the expansion of farm land to meet increasing global demand for products such as soya bean, over 810,000 km² of forest in the Amazon has been cleared – an area nearly as big as Norway and Sweden combined. Deforestation is not only a tragedy for biodiversity, it also releases huge quantities of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere. Despite a glimmer of hope in the early 2010s, when deforestation rates plummeted to an all-time low, forest loss is once again on the rise."

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16.08.2021

# New Publications

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McAfee, Kathleen (2021): Shall the American Association of Geographers Endorse Carbon Offsets? Absolutely Not!

McAfee, Kathleen (2021): Shall the American Association of Geographers Endorse Carbon Offsets? Absolutely Not! In The Professional Geographer, pp. 1–7. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2021.1934879.

"The American Association of Geographers should not contribute to this illusion by endorsing offsetting. Instead we should take steps to reduce our own emissions and speak out clearly when our work has bearing on policy decisions and public perceptions about the climate crisis."

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12.08.2021

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Independent: Carbon offset programs of companies like Microsoft, BP go up in smoke as wildfires decimate forests

"Forests purchased by major corporations in an effort to offset their carbon emission are burning as the United States experiences a record wildfire year – and it’s a major problem that needs reassessing, experts say."

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02.08.2021

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CNBC: IIF sees huge potential for voluntary carbon credits, predicts $100 billion a year market by 2050

"It comes at a time when policymakers and business leaders are under intensifying pressure to deliver on promises made as part of the landmark Paris Agreement ahead of this year’s COP26, due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in early November."

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02.08.2021

# Political Papers

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National Infrastructure Commission (2021): Engineered greenhouse gas removals

National Infrastructure Commission (2021): Engineered greenhouse gas removals. London.

"Engineered greenhouse gas removals will become a major new infrastructure sector for the UK over the coming decades. The UK needs engineered removals to offset its hardest to abate emissions and achieve net zero. And it needs to act now."

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29.07.2021

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CNBC: SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IIF sees huge potential for voluntary carbon credits, predicts $100 billion a year market by 2050

"It comes at a time when policymakers and business leaders are under intensifying pressure to deliver on promises made as part of the landmark Paris Agreement ahead of this year’s COP26, due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in early November."

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29.07.2021

# Projects

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Project: AlliedOffsets

"We are the world’s first aggregated data source for carbon offsetting."

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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

# Political Papers

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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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