Offsetting and Innovation
Offsetting and Innovation
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Many investors are looking for opportunities in the clean energy space: stocks that will enable them to benefit from the energy transition — and possibly even with a clean conscience.
15 July 2020
Over the past year, BP, Total, Eni, Equinor and ConocoPhillips have invested millions of dollars in forest projects to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. However, the trees that Big Oil plans to plant simply can’t live up to the hype.
06 July 2020
Fictional, scenario pathways grounded in historical fact and real science where ‘carbon-removal firms’ take centre stage.
04 July 2020
Consolidates knowledge on potential multi benefits of using trees to reduce CO2 in atmosphere and highlights areas for further research as well as defines the limits of trees’ ability to halt the progress of climate change.
03 July 2020
Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies to cut atmospheric concentrations. Technology and regulation will be the key.
30 June 2020
Amazon will invest at least $2bn (£1.6bn) in smaller firms creating technologies or services aimed at reducing carbon emissions to net-zero.
23 June 2020
Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found.
22 June 2020
Presents 3 steps companies can take to achieve the breakthrough innovation required to deliver Sustainable Development Goals.
01 June 2020
Previous reports, analysis and articles
|Organisation/ Publication/ Author||Link||Information||Date|
|Inside Climate News|
|Can Planting a Trillion Trees Stop Climate Change?||Compared with cutting fossil fuels, tree planting would play only a small role in combating the climate crisis.||27/05/2020|
|edie||Carbon offsetting||Produced in association with Woodland Trust this guide outlines how offsets can be utilised as part of a carbon business strategy that focuses on reductions first and foremost.||26/05/2020|
|University of Oxford||Criteria for net zero initiatve||Presentations given at University of Oxford from CDP, Environmental Defense Fund, Stockholm Environment Institute exploring effective offsetting.||20/05/2020|
Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst
|Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'||Badly-planned trees would increase greenhouse gas emissions, say the government’s advisers on the economic value of the natural environment.||07/04/2020|
|Green Alliance policy insight||The flight path to net zero Making the most of nature based carbon offsetting by airlines||In this policy insight we recommend that the government establishes a national ‘office for carbon removal’ to regulate the market and give confidence that carbon removal actually works, while demonstrating good practice to the rest of the world. We also highlight the potential value of this funding for nature restoration in the UK, and propose a new Farm and Soil Carbon Code through which farmers and land managers can verify ‘carbon farming’ measures and gain new income from selling high quality carbon credits.||02/04/2020|
|Energy Systems Catapult||Innovating to net zero||This Energy System Modelling Environment report has found that meeting the UK’s Net Zero target will require unprecedented innovation across the economy. This analysis will help identify those opportunities, and what may be needed to unlock them on the way to a long term zero carbon economy.||10/03/2020|