Carbon offsetting

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Carbon credits: towards net zero or zero credibility? | Letters
Letters: Avoided deforestation should not be used as a basis for creating carbon credits, says David Humphreys, while Paul Steele and Anna Ducros introduce biocredits and Dirk Forrister defends current methodologies

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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NSW plan to offer emissions offsets with car registration sends wrong message, critics say
It ‘could undermine people’s intent to find ways to reduce emissions from driving. Offsets don’t really reduce emissions,’ climate scientist says

Graham Readfearn

27, Jan, 2023 @2:16 AM

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Carbon offsets are a licence to pollute | Letters
Letters: Ecosystem protection must become the default, not the add-on, writes Dr Phil Williamson, while Richard Middleton says the concept of offsetting itself is the problem

24, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Australian councils told to cut emissions rather than spend millions on overseas carbon offsets
Critics say millions of dollars are being spent by local governments on offsetting when it should be the last resort

Joe Hinchliffe

24, Jan, 2023 @3:35 AM

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Exposing rainforest carbon credits: why offsetting isn’t working
A Guardian investigation has found that more than 90% of the carbon offsets verified by the company Verra did not reduce deforestation. Patrick Greenfield reports

Presented by Michael Safi with Patrick Greenfield; produced by Ruth Abrahams and Solomon King; executive producers Elizabeth Cassin and Homa Khaleeli

23, Jan, 2023 @3:00 AM

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The ‘carbon pirates’ preying on Amazon’s Indigenous communities
Selling credits should fund forest protection, but unscrupulous firms are making deals where local land stewards lose out, say Indigenous leaders

Patrick Greenfield

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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New carbon offset standards ‘should bring greater scrutiny’
Industry body working on new way to reassure customers schemes will protect the environment

Fiona Harvey, Environment editor

20, Jan, 2023 @5:45 PM

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How you can help Britain meet its net zero climate goal
From eating less red meat to cutting flying hours, experts say reducing our carbon footprint by 6% can determine our future

Paul Brown

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Shell to spend $450m on carbon offsetting as fears grow that credits may be worthless
British multinational to spend huge sums on carbon offsetting as new investigation reveals widespread problems with the market

Alex Lawson and Patrick Greenfield

19, Jan, 2023 @11:09 AM

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Morning Mail: ‘Phantom’ carbon credits revealed, right to be forgotten considered, Ukraine pleads for tanks
More than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets are largely worthless, a Guardian investigation reveals. Plus: what’s with all this restaurant butter?

Imogen Dewey

18, Jan, 2023 @7:57 PM

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Greenwashing or a net zero necessity? Climate scientists on carbon offsetting
Carbon offsets can help achieve emissions goals, some experts argue, while others say they are actively dangerous

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Nowhere else to go’: forest communities of Alto Mayo, Peru, at centre of offsetting row
The Guardian visits the Peruvian Amazon as part of a continuing investigation into forest-based carbon offsetting

Patrick Greenfield

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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