INTERVIEW: Afforestation credits for small land plots just got easier with new certification protocol

Published 09:58 on July 24, 2024  /  Last updated at 09:58 on July 24, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, Nature-based, Voluntary

Carbon credit certification for afforestation, reforestation, and revegetation (ARR) projects could become more common in Europe through Open Forest Protocol, which reduces upfront cost and makes smaller land areas more economically viable for carbon projects, said a project developer.

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FEATURE: Methane reduction additive for livestock shows highly variable rates -study

Published 18:21 on July 23, 2024  /  Last updated at 08:56 on July 24, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  Africa, Americas, Canada, EMEA, Voluntary

The typical feed additive used to curb livestock emissions in carbon projects has a highly variable methane reduction potential depending on factors such as animal diet, breed, and how the additive is administered, according to findings in a recent study. 

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Olympics sponsor Toyota emits much more CO2 than host nation, says think tank

Published 23:01 on July 21, 2024  /  Last updated at 20:52 on July 19, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, Voluntary

Toyota has been awarded the gold medal for being the highest emitting sponsor of this year’s Olympics, responsible for much higher CO2 emissions than host nation France, in an ironic twist for the event claiming to be the ‘greenest games yet’.

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Azerbaijan launches Climate Finance Action Fund with initial target of $1 bln

Published 17:35 on July 19, 2024  /  Last updated at 17:35 on July 19, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, Voluntary

Azerbaijan has today announced the launch of the Climate Finance Action Fund (CFAF), initially targeting $1 billion in financing from fossil fuel producing countries and companies, and half of the capital to go towards climate projects in developing countries.

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INTERVIEW: Bio-based acids boast 80% lower carbon footprint than fossil-based equivalents

Published 14:16 on July 18, 2024  /  Last updated at 14:16 on July 18, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, Voluntary

A French company developing bio-based acids for a range of applications from food preservatives to perfume says that its products carry an 81% lower carbon footprint than their petroleum-based counterparts, and could also store carbon depending on the final use case.

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UK businesses urged to launch collective carbon offsetting fund

Published 00:01 on July 18, 2024  /  Last updated at 17:17 on July 18, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, Voluntary

UK businesses have been urged to come together to launch a collective fund to address the current shortfall in available carbon projects in the country by aggregating the purchasing power of different companies looking to offset their residual emissions.

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Big ag uses distract, delay, and derail tactics to avoid climate action, undermine emissions impact -think tank

Published 00:01 on July 18, 2024  /  Last updated at 14:50 on July 16, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, New Zealand, US, Voluntary

The world’s 22 largest meat and dairy corporations are masters of distraction and denial when it comes to tackling their climate footprint, with a heavy reliance on offsets to meet net zero plans and efforts to block emissions regulation, alongside downplaying methane’s true climate impact, according to a new report.

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INTERVIEW: Global water company seeks to offset CO2 from freshwater production

Published 10:39 on July 17, 2024  /  Last updated at 15:01 on July 17, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, US, Voluntary

A global water company is working with a carbon removal startup to marry the worlds of carbon removal and water purification, delivering attractive cost savings and carbon removal credits in the process.

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Carbon pricing reforms, momentum on CCUS among priorities to kickstart UK clean industry -coalition

Published 08:00 on July 16, 2024  /  Last updated at 14:34 on July 15, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, EU ETS, UK ETS

Reforms to UK carbon pricing and maintaining momentum behind carbon capture and storage (CCS) clusters are two of the 10 priorities identified by industry, academia, and civil society organisations to grow the UK’s clean industry.

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INTERVIEW: Rabobank adopts new tool to prevent project overlap following double counting claims

Published 16:38 on July 15, 2024  /  Last updated at 16:38 on July 15, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  Africa, EMEA, Nature-based, Voluntary

Dutch bank Rabobank has adopted a new tool to prevent overlap with any other carbon projects in the same area to where it plans to operate, following its suspension of project activities in Cote d’Ivoire in response to a government request.

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