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Principled Carbon? Anticipating the ICVCM’s CCPs
Overpromising and under delivery of carbon offsets have underpinned the 20 year-long debate: can the voluntary carbon market tangibly contribute to net zero? Seeking to establish a global benchmark, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM) issued draft Core Carbon Principles [ref 1] for a public consultation run on its behalf by […]
TCFD – Sustainability’s Most Potent Acronym?
The call to arms on the climate crisis gets louder and louder for consumers, companies and governments. An alphabet soup of action groupings and regulatory bodies has emerged, but are they themselves doing enough? One of the most robust initiatives is the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), established by G20 Finance Ministers and […]
The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) emerged in 2015 with the world’s first science-based certification. A coalition between CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resource Institute and WWF, the certification provides guidance for companies and financial institutions on how to best reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet global net-zero. However, does ambition meet […]
You can’t take the ‘S’ out of ESG: Case Study 1
Despite covering just 3 percent of the world’s land, peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests, (UNEP) demonstrating just how vital Peatland restoration is in our efforts to reach net-zero. Restoration, however, isn’t simply an effort to capture more carbon. Peatland degradation caused by drainage for agricultural, horticultural and energy production […]