Duke Carbon Offsets Survey

The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative is collecting information about how higher education institutions with carbon neutrality goals use (or don’t use) carbon offsets. The goal of the survey is to better understand how institutions think about and interact with carbon offsets.

Institutions with a carbon neutrality goal are invited to complete the confidential survey by June 30.

Do airline climate offsets really work? Here’s the good news, and the bad.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Carbon credits could eventually play an important role in fighting climate change, but right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much.

To offset or inset? Carbon offset market insists it can provide ‘transparency and integrity’ as food firms look to supply chain solutions

Read the full story at Food Navigator USA.

Food companies are increasingly opting for insetting over offsetting their carbon emissions, it’s been claimed, as the voluntary carbon offset market continues to look to improve its credibility.

This timber company sold millions of dollars of useless carbon offsets

Read the full story at Bloomberg.

Now Lyme Timber CEO Jim Hourdequin wants to fix a broken system to create a market that actually helps slow climate change.

New standard-setting body promises new era of transparency for the voluntary carbon market

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Food and beverage companies that buy carbon offsets to compensate for emissions they cannot remove will be soon be able to purchase ones endorsed by a new accreditation scheme.

Tree planting is booming. Here’s how that could help, or harm, the planet.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient.

Offsets promise to make up for environmental damage in one place by repairing it elsewhere. But do they really work?

Read the full story at Anthropocene Magazine.

In the most detailed study of its kind, scientists investigated biodiversity offsets purchased by owners of one of the world’s largest nickel mines. In this case, it looks like the mining company succeeded.