#carbon offsetting News

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World’s largest standards body for the voluntary carbon market has faced intense scrutiny over the integrity of its certification process.
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A study by global index provider MSCI found that while almost a half of publicly listed firms globally now have decarbonisation targets, the corporate world's emissions are aligned with a catastrophic 2.7 degrees of warming.
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The Singapore-based, World Bank-backed organisation will be launching its data product later this month.
Doug Woodring, founder and managing director, Ocean Recovery Alliance
The bad press surrounding trash exports has hurt international trade in used plastics, says the non-profit founder. He warns treaty negotiators against focusing too heavily on bans and taxes, and not enough on ways to build a global circular economy for recycling.
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#carbon offsetting Opinion

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Though carbon-offset schemes are riddled with complexity, there is no question that they pay for something that matters. Far from being a secondary concern, supporting the natural systems that manage the stocks and flows of carbon through the planet’s ecosystems is essential to humans’ survival.
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A more radical level of accountability is needed for carbon markets. It is also time to establish minimum price floors, in order to crowd out poor-quality offsets and actors, especially for the Global South, says Simon Zadek.
Men in Assam, India, preparing flood defences.
Critics who dismiss voluntary carbon markets as greenwashing are overlooking people who are in desperate need of climate finance. Yes, carbon markets have problems that need fixing. But they are an essential solution for communities on the frontline of climate change.
As governments seek an agreement on a global plan to halt the rapid loss of the world’s biodiversity, the rights of Indigenous peoples, smallholder farmers and other agroecological communities are being sidelined.
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#carbon offsetting Videos

SP Group, My Carbon Footprint
EB Studio Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
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#carbon offsetting Podcasts

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GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.
COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Google moonshot
With governments and companies racing towards net zero, Google has set a target to use clean energy for every location and every hour of its operations by 2030. Is this possible?
Where is the smart money going in renewables?
Solar, wind, carbon capture, nature-based solutions—what are the technologies needed to combat climate change? Eco-Business asked clean energy entrepreneur Hendrik Tiesinga where the smart money is going.
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