Credible Carbon Credits: There is More to Offsetting than you Think

Posted by Lucy Haines on 12-Jul-2018 10:37:33

There is a certain amount of cynicism around the term ‘offsetting’. Much of this comes from doubts surrounding whether or not schemes actually deliver the carbon savings promised, concern over double-counting and a view that they are simply a convenient greenwashing mechanism.

However, there is more to offsetting than you might think and the rigorous practices and standards of high quality carbon credits provide more assurance that outcomes are, not only measurable and verified, but also make it a requirement that they provide additional value beyond merely compensating for emissions.

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Topics: Carbon Credits, Carbon Offsetting, ICROA, carbon neutral, Sustainable Development Goals

Good News for Your Carbon Footprint: The UK is going Green

Posted by Helena Nathan-King on 27-Jun-2018 09:47:47

Earlier this month, DEFRA released their 2018 greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors. This year, there have been some changes to the methodologies used, as well as some key headline figures illustrating the UK’s (and beyond) progress towards carbon neutrality.

The changes seen are important for companies in terms of reporting their emissions, as any significant year on year changes in conversion factors will impact the emissions from activities and, consequently, a company’s carbon footprint.

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Topics: Carbon footprint, carbon neutral, Emission factors, emissions, Footprint

A Blueprint for a Winning Carbon Neutral Strategy

Posted by Stuart Lemmon on 27-Jun-2018 09:19:03

The word “strategy” is derived from ancient Greek. Although then a term for the battlefield as opposed to the boardroom, its essential meaning endures: a high-level plan to achieve a long-term goal.

Today, one of our greatest battles is against climate change and the long-term goal is limiting warming to less than 2 degrees. To align themselves with this goal, nations and organisations are focusing more and more on carbon neutrality. But to achieve it, we need a robust plan. This is our blueprint for how an organisation can create a winning carbon neutrality strategy.


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Topics: low-carbon, carbon neutral, sustainability strategy

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