Carbon offset

A carbon offset refers an instrument generated when greenhouse gases are avoided or sequestered. For more information, check out our Business Guide to Carbon Offsetting.

Report: Carbon Markets Contribute to Global Climate Action Efforts, But Need a Boost

Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in…

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

This Small Business Became Carbon Negative – And Wants to Make It Easier for You

When Pacific Medical Training decided to go carbon negative, execs faced a significant learning curve. Now that the education company achieved its carbon-negative…

A Place for Offsets in the New Climate Reality?

The link between offset revenue and sustainable land management is often overlooked by the interest groups working to undermine climate regulations. Carbon offset…

Considerations for Offset Buyers: A Primer

Identifying the lead driver, or drivers, behind your company’s interest in offsets will help to guide how you design your program and what…

Corporate Offset Purchase Programs: A Primer

Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There…

Papua New Guinea First Nation to Submit Post-COP21 Climate Plan

The first nation to actually submit its NDCs is Papua New Guinea, a nation of 7 million people that shares a massive island…

Compliance Instrument Trends in the California Cap-and-Trade Program

The California cap-and-trade program recently completed another successful allowance auction, providing an opportunity for lessons learned regarding compliance instruments. The market demand for…

REDD Offsets in California?

The California Air Resources Board is considering how carbon offsets generated through REDD could fit into its cap-and-trade program.

San Diego Airport Inspires Flyers to Pony Up for Offsets

San Diego Airport's Environmental Affairs Director explains how his team made carbon offsets a tangible, feel-good purchase.

Report: Carbon Credits Under Kyoto Protocol Actually Increased Emissions

A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have…

Photos: Audi Sponsors Landfill Gas Capture in Utah

Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital…

Carbon Pricing Spurs Economic Development in Oregon

The Oregon case shows that, rather than hurting the economy, carbon pricing can fund the economic development in rural America and combat climate…

Volkswagen Puts Forests on the Ledger

The Garcia River Forest, a 24,000 acre tract in Northern California, is under restoration thanks to carbon offsets purchased by Volkswagen and its…

EPA Helps Companies Make the Business Case for Green Power

The EPA's Green Power Partnership includes more than 1,300 partner organizations using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power each year. Beyond reducing carbon…