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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

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 above pre-industrial levels. It is

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

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 post, we aim to demystify

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

Net zero

What Is The Mandate For ‘Net Zero’?

Countries across the world are in the process of making huge commitments to the attainment of ‘net zero’ emissions. These changes are in response to the increasing challenge of climate change, however, experts are concerned that simply reducing carbon emissions will not be enough to stop climate change, but that

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

The different the types of carbon credits

What Are Carbon Credits?

Carbon credits, also known as carbon offsets, enable companies to compensate for their current carbon footprint, after first having reduced their emissions through changes to processes and investment in renewable and sustainable energy. The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced through operations and product production are then offset by the purchase