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Market participants: The standards

The standards play a key role on the voluntary carbon markets (VCM). What is the difference between standards and registries? In conversations surrounding the carbon markets, standards and registries are terms often used interchangeably. However, there is a distinction between the two. A standard prescribes the requirements which a carbon

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What is the vintage of a carbon credit?

The ‘vintage’ of a carbon credit is a topic often discussed but not always fully understood. What is a vintage? The vintage of a carbon credit is typically referred to as its vintage year. It can be thought of similarly to the vintage of a bottle of wine. In essence,

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Net Zero: SBTi urges the use of carbon credits

The last few months have seen a number of developments in the voluntary carbon market (VCM). In standards setting, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM) released their draft Core Carbon Principles which received highly varied feedback from voluntary standards. In aviation, EasyJet has put a halt to

Environmental Finance Awards 2022

Plannet Zero wins at Environmental Finance Awards

We are delighted to announce that Plannet Zero’s parent company, Redshaw Advisors, has been named as Best Trading Company and Best Offset Retailer in Environmental Finance’s Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings. This is for an incredible third year in a row. Many thanks to our clients who voted for us. In

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, additionality and double counting, have

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Moving Earth Overshoot Day

What is Earth Overshoot Day?  You may have heard recently that Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 28 this year, with news coverage tinged with dismay at this date. This is because Earth Overshoot Day represents when the sum of human consumption and pollution exceeds the natural resources produced and

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 about the Earth’s capacity to

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 market.  What are the different

Our Guide To: The Gold Standard

An industry-leading certification programme, the Gold Standard is relied upon to provide verification for carbon offset projects.  What are carbon offsets? In the simplest terms, carbon offsets are reductions in carbon dioxide or alternative greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offsets represent a way for organisations to make a contribution towards emissions

6 reasons why your SME needs to consider carbon offsetting seriously

Corporate sustainability is no longer just the “responsible approach” but rather the path to financial resilience.  Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) legislation, along with carbon offsetting, have brought significant benefits to large corporations, including cost reduction and improved brand image. Today, the legislation does not yet apply to small