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carbon leakage

Carbon Leakage

Unlike permanence, which we covered previously, carbon leakage is not a tenet of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market’s (IC-VCM) Core Carbon Principles. It is, nonetheless, a subsection of the Principles’ Robust quantification. Therefore, understanding what leakage implies is important.   What is leakage? 

permanence of carbon credits

Permanence of carbon credits

Being aware of the tenets constituting a high integrity carbon credit is important to avoid claims of greenwashing while increasing accountability and transparency in an opaque market. There are ten tenets recognised by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM). Two of these,

What is a carbon footprint?

Understanding climate change and its implications can be overwhelming. Over the last few months, the Plannet Zero blog has been shedding light on the role of carbon dioxide in these conversations . But where does one start their own journey to net zero? What is


Guide to Methane Emissions

In a previous post, we provided readers with an overview of what greenhouse gases are, how they impact our environment, and why we focus on carbon dioxide in climate discussions. However, there is another GHG that is a cause of concern that many climatologists have

Introductory guide to greenhouse gases

Introductory guide to greenhouse gases

In the 1820s, Joseph Fourier calculated that, based on the distance between the Sun and the Earth, the average temperature should be minus 18 degrees Celsius. This is far from the actual global temperature average that is estimated at 13.9 degrees Celsius. So, Fourier hypothesised

Carbon neutrality versus net zero

Carbon Neutrality Versus Net Zero

Scientists have been warning both the public and private sectors about the effects of climate change for decades. One crucial step all organisations can take is to decarbonise their operations as quickly as possible. We have already missed the mark for meeting 1.5 degrees Celsius

The different the types of carbon credits

Differentiating the types of Carbon Credits

In a previous post, we distinguished the two types of carbon markets: the voluntary and the compliance markets. In this article, we will be differentiating the types of carbon credits, explaining what removal and avoidance mean, and how you can engage in the voluntary carbon

Distinguishing the Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Markets

Distinguishing the Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Markets

In recent years, there has been an increased number of discussions about carbon finance as climate action. However, a sense of mystery regarding the concept remains. Many people struggle to understand what the carbon markets really are. This in turn hinders its growth. In this