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30 Sept 2022|Sustainability

Geospatial technology in the context of the VCM

Geospatial technology is an emerging field of study concerned with the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and is increasingly used within the VCM to help establish and monitor carbon offset projects.
28 Sept 2022|Sustainability

We need avoidance now: SBTi’s change of tune

SBTi’s position has evolved and now explicitly calls companies to take urgent action beyond their value chain, using both carbon avoidance and removal offsets.
9 Sept 2022|Sustainability

Carbon credits prices in the voluntary carbon market

In this article, we explore what are market-based carbon pricing initiatives and what are the main drivers explaining the wide variation in carbon prices in the voluntary offsetting market.
18 Aug 2022|Sustainability

What is Soil Carbon?

Soil carbon is solid carbon stored in soils, existing in organic and inorganic forms. Read more on its practices, risks, and methodologies in our article!
9 Jun 2022|Reports

Overview of VCMI's Provisional Claims Code of Practice

On the 8th of June 2022, the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI) launched the first iteration of its Claims Code of Practice. The code aims to provide much needed guidance on how businesses can use carbon offsets, how to talk about them and what claims they can make when using them.
27 May 2022|Sustainability

Quality Approaches in the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM)

In this article we will review initiatives which are underway with the goal to bring standardisation and definitional agreements within the VCM. We look at the current issues with quality and how new initiatives may offer solutions.
13 May 2022|Company news

Abatable Announces Creation of Technical Advisory Board

We are thrilled to announce the formation of our Technical Advisory Board. We have assembled a group of leading carbon scientists and policy experts in the field of forestry and carbon removal solutions.
29 Apr 2022|Sustainability

Exploring the Corporate Approaches to Offsetting and Climate Contributions

Companies have started to recognize the urgency of climate action as demonstrated by a rapid acceleration of corporate’s net zero plans. However, in the absence of specific guidance on how to achieve these net zero targets, corporate approaches to climate action and environmental claims have varied widely to-date.
30 Mar 2022|Sustainability

What is the difference between carbon removal and avoidance projects?

Previously, we have looked at the pathway for an organisation's transition to net-zero and beyond. Inevitably, most organisations will need to invest in carbon offsets to reach net-zero as their operations begin to fundamentally decarbonise, and an organisation may continue to invest in further offsetting projects to reach a climate positive goal.
24 Mar 2022|Reports

The State of UK’s Voluntary Carbon Market

The State of UK’s Voluntary Carbon market report is a snapshot of the UK voluntary market today. It investigates the potential significance of this market, how it is structured and explores the current state of supply.
17 Mar 2022|Reports

The Carbon Project Development Curve

Carbon markets are booming, predominantly driven by expectations that carbon offsetting demand from corporate buyers is set to increase as a result of corporate net zero commitments.
3 Feb 2022|Sustainability

UK’s Mandatory Climate Disclosures - Climate Championship or a Red Herring?

In the lead up to the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow last year, the UK Government released a flurry of climate-related announcements connected to policy and upcoming financial industry regulation. These included a new Net Zero Strategy, Green Savings Bonds, and a date to enshrine Mandatory Climate Disclosures (MCD) into UK law.
27 Jan 2022|Sustainability

Carbon Neutral Funds Are Heating Up

Investment managers around the world are increasingly waking up to climate change. From the decarbonization toolkit, investment managers are eyeing a new concept – “carbon neutral” funds. But what does a carbon neutral fund look like, and what does this mean for investors?
10 Nov 2021|Company news

Announcing our $3M Seed Round

Were excited to announce that we have raised $3 million from Global Founders Capital, Blue Bear Capital, Keiki Capital, AlumniVentures and a number of incredible angel investors to supercharge the next phase of growth for Abatable...
9 Nov 2021|Events

All you need to know from COP26 Week 1

Hello! Welcome to Week 2 of COP26 where negotiations are getting serious and all is to play for before the close of the conference on Friday. With so much still to discuss around Article 6 after stalling of talks on Saturday, will ministers...
1 Nov 2021|Events

Five themes to watch out for in COP 26

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted in Glasgow starts today. The conference will see nearly 200 countries discussing urgent actions needed to cut CO2 emissions in alignment with Paris Agreement...
Portrait of the Abatable founder team
15 Oct 2021|Company news

Why We Started Abatable

The IPCC’s latest report (AR6) says that we have a carbon budget of 400 giga tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) for a likely chance (67% chance) to stay within the +1.5 C degree celsius threshold (since pre-industrial levels). This is the carbon budget we...