Carbon credits can be an effective instrument in our pathway to net zero emissions.
Recently there has been some very valid criticism of the industry (examples can found here and here) but that doesn't change the broad scientific consensus that both carbon avoidance and carbon removal offsets are required to reach our climate goals.
Our team believes that we need to invest our time and effort in high-quality carbon projects. Failing to do so will mean that we have lost precious time and resources in our very short timeline to prevent the worst of climate change.
But what are these high quality carbon projects? Are the carbon standards enough to validate their claims? Is it worth supporting carbon avoidance projects? Should we focus on being carbon neutral or climate positive?
These are all questions we keep hearing from our partners and customers. That's why we decided to create a video series where we give our concise and clear answers.
Each video of this series is presented by a person on our team that directly works on this topic and focuses on some of the core principles and challenges of the industry.
What are carbon credits and why do we need them?
In this video our co-founder Valerio Magliulo explains the concept of carbon credits and why we need then in the pathway to net-zero.
What are carbon avoidance, reduction, and removal?
In this video our colleague Callum Hunt dives into the differences between carbon avoidance, reduction and removal. If you want even more detail you can check the insightful article he wrote on this topic a few months ago.
What are the carbon standards?
In this video our colleague Vitalija Lavreckyte explains what are the carbon standards and their role in the voluntary carbon markets.
How to choose your decarbonisation goals?
In this video our colleague Pauline Blanc defines some of the key decarbonisation goals companies are setting in their climate journey.
What makes a high-quality carbon credit?
In this video our colleague David Reside, who co-authored the white paper on our carbon credit quality assessment framework, explains the important criteria that we consider at when evaluating the quality of a carbon offsetting project.
What is the difference between compliance and voluntary carbon markets?
In the last video of our series, our co-founder Maria Eugenia Filmanovic goes over the differences between the two main carbon crediting initiatives - the compliance and voluntary carbon markets.
We hope you find these videos useful. They are summary of a lot of our work and ultimate goal of building a transparent and trustworthy voluntary carbon market.
You can check some of the carbon projects we reference throughout the videos on our marketplace.