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What is an emissions baseline?

In order to travel to on the road to net zero emissions, organisations need to know their carbon footprint. Therefore, this footprint should encompass all scopes to give the most comprehensive impression of the organisation’s environmental impact. Here is a little summary of what scopes are.   Reminder: What are

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Additionality and carbon credits

What is Additionality? Additionality been touched upon in one of our previous posts but deserves its own explanation as one of the tenets of a high-quality offset or credit. It refers to the role played by voluntary carbon markets in ensuring that an offsetting activity can take place. For example,

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Double counting carbon credits

What is Double Counting? Double counting refers to credits of the same vintage from the same project being sold twice. This is despite only one tonne of carbon dioxide, represented by that credit, having been removed from or avoided being released into the atmosphere. This can happen to offsetters working

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Life Cycle Assessments

What is a life cycle assessment? In order to know the carbon intensity of a product, process or service, its life cycle assessment (LCA) needs to be conducted. This consequently measures the environmental impact of the carbon emissions associated with the creation, use, and disposal of the product. When a

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 a carbon footprint? Your net