INTERVIEW: Startup to cut concrete CO2 by up to 75%, share carbon credits with licensees

Published 17:34 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 17:34 on July 11, 2024  / Justin Gerdes /  Americas, US, Voluntary

A Florida-based startup says it can cut concrete’s CO2 emissions by up to 75% and pay its customers a return on investment of carbon credits over the first 12 months.

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Zimbabwe Article 6 framework to be finalised by year end

Published 17:14 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 17:14 on July 11, 2024  / Alejandra Padin-Dujon /  Africa, EMEA, International, Nature-based, Paris Article 6, Voluntary

The Zimbabwean government has started developing policies for carbon trading under the Paris Agreement and expects to finalise them by end of year, the country’s environment minister told reporters in Harare on Thursday, per local media reports.

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Carbon removals criteria updated to include environmental harms, benefits

Published 16:28 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 16:28 on July 11, 2024  / Sara Stefanini /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, Nature-based, Voluntary

While carbon removals may be good for the climate, developers and buyers also need to minimise the project’s impact on wider environmental health, and promote benefits, according to updated criteria for high-quality projects, released on Thursday.

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INTERVIEW: Green materials gain traction with automakers ahead of EU’s end-of-life-vehicle regulation

Published 14:58 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 14:58 on July 11, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Voluntary

Flax-based materials that can reduce a vehicle’s weight and CO2 footprint are increasingly in demand among automakers looking to meet their decarbonisation goals and get ahead of the EU’s proposed end-of-life vehicles (ELV) regulation.

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City, regional administrations pivotal in scaling CDR solutions -report

Published 12:02 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 12:02 on July 11, 2024  / Nikita Pandey /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Nature-based, Voluntary

Beyond federal governments and supranational organisations, regional and city administrations can play a huge role in scaling up carbon dioxide removals (CDR) solutions, according to a report published Thursday.

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Emissions from plastics set to more than double by 2060, report warns

Published 09:00 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 16:26 on July 9, 2024  / Bryony Collins /  Biodiversity, EMEA, EU ETS, Voluntary

Lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics will more than double by 2060 under a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, with fossil fuel-based production continuing to dominate, according to a statement by 70 financial institutions calling on petrochemical companies to transition to more sustainable alternatives.

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Verra seeks feedback on draft early coal-fired closure credit methodology

Published 06:06 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 06:06 on July 11, 2024  / Mark Tilly /  Asia Pacific, International, Other APAC, Voluntary

Carbon standard Verra has put the call out for verifiers to review its draft methodology for accrediting early coal-fired power station closures, it announced Thursday.

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Fossil fuel producer partners with Canada Growth Fund to launch CCS projects in country’s oil sands

Published 03:12 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 03:14 on July 11, 2024  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Voluntary

An oil and gas producer has entered into a strategic partnership valued at up to C$2 billion ($1.47 bln) with the Canada Growth Fund (CGF) to develop carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) infrastructure across its steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands facilities in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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Puerto Rican coffee farmers receive payments from USDA, aim for CO2 credits

Published 00:19 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 00:19 on July 11, 2024  / Alejandra Padin-Dujon /  Americas, Nature-based, US, Voluntary

Coffee farmers in Puerto Rico have received inaugural incentive payments from a mitigation programme funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the eventual aim of producing certified carbon credits for the voluntary carbon market (VCM).

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Dutch research centre to purchase carbon credits from biodiversity-focused rewilding project in the UK

Published 00:01 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 14:53 on July 10, 2024  / Giada Ferraglioni /  EMEA, Nature-based, Voluntary

A Dutch research centre has partnered with a UK-based carbon removal company and a rewilding project developer to offset employees’ travel emissions, in what companies define as a ‘first-of-a-kind’ purchase of carbon credits from a biodiversity-focused project.

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