Calculating carbon footprints

Eight steps that businesses can use to calculate their carbon footprint Calculating a business’s carbon footprint involves assessing and quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its activities. The specific methodology can vary depending on the industry and the level of detail desired, but here are the general steps typically involved in calculating a business’s […]

Avoidance and removal classification

Avoidance and removal classification

What’s the difference between removal and avoidance classifications? In the context of carbon projects, the terms “removal” and “avoidance” refer to different approaches for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Here’s an explanation of each: Removal Carbon Project: A removal carbon project focuses on removing or sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. It involves activities […]

Carbon pricing: why it’s important for tackling climate change

Five reasons why carbon pricing is important for tackling climate change Carbon pricing is important because it is an effective market-based tool to address the issue of climate change. It puts a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging businesses, industries, and individuals to reduce their emissions and transition to cleaner […]

Sustainable development goals: How are they linked to carbon credits

Understanding how sustainable development goals are linked to carbon credits   Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and carbon credits are interconnected through their shared objective of addressing climate change and promoting sustainable development.   The SDGs are a set of 17 global goals established by the United Nations in 2015, aiming to end poverty, protect the […]

High-integrity labels for carbon credits

The international carbon market is expecting new quality and integrity qualifiers from July 2023 that will provide further transparency and certainty to those buying carbon credits.   Identifying high-integrity carbon credits   The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has confirmed new labels will be introduced in Q3 (from July 2023). These labels […]

Guide to the Viridios AI carbon project taxonomy

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What are the different types of carbon credits in the Voluntary Carbon Market? As the voluntary carbon market has grown, each standard developed their own methodologies for categorizing carbon offset projects and verifying the outcomes. And, while there is some overlap, the five major standards for voluntary carbon markets list a combined total of 96 […]

Verra releases refined methodology for measuring carbon impact

A consolidated REDD+1 methodology, to be released by Verra in Q3 of 2023, will change the way the carbon market measures impact through new standard guidelines. This updated methodology will evolve existing procedures that demand greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are quantified to ensure the integrity of conservation activity is maintained at the highest level. Once […]