Net zero Nature: Can carbon offsets be credible?

BusinessGreen staff
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VIDEO: Ecosia CEO Christian Kroll, the Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator's Eron Bloomgarden, and Professor Nathalie Seddon of Oxford University's nature based solutions initiative, discuss the fraught and growing market for carbon offsets

Carbon offsetting seems simple enough - it's the route many of the world's biggest companies presently use to mitigate their CO2 and it is likely to play a key role in mitigating hard-to-abate emissions.

However, offsetting should never be an alternative to genuine cuts in an organisation's carbon footprint. And, as not all carbon-offsets are created equal, businesses must make careful choices when it comes to selecting a provider or offset solution.

At BusinessGreen's recent Net Zero Nature summit, a host of leading figures and experts sat down try and lift the lid on the ins and outs of carbon offsetting, considering how businesses can avoid inadvertently misleading investors, and details some of the murkier aspects of the carbon-offset world.

Featuring Ecosia CEO Christian Kroll, the Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator's executive director Eron Bloomgarden, and the director of Oxford University's  nature based solutions initiative Professor Nathalie Seddon, The faascinating discussion can be viewed again above, or it is also available on demand on the Net Zero Nature website.

All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from BusinessGreen's recent Net Zero Nature summit event - which took place on 27 May and featured scores of top speakers from business, politics and academia - are now available to watch again on demand for those who have signed up to the event through the Net Zero Nature website and on Swapcard.

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