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Carbon Offsets

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Coverage of carbon offsets since November 30, 2020.

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How the private sector can boost agriculture’s role in carbon markets Corporate Knights

"...Agriculture is emerging as a key sector for generating carbon offsets that will help companies and countries meet their net-zero emissions targets. Carbon markets are also a pathway to incentivize farmers to adopt practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon storage in soils and vegetation..."

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Saskatchewan's climate change costs going up while budget appears to have gone down

"...But moreover, the 2021-22 budget estimates show $3. 35 million for climate change and adaptation this year, compared to $5. 873 million the fiscal year prior..."

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Polestar pledges to produce the first carbon-neutral car by 2030

"...Volvo's performance brand Polestar has made electrification a key part of its strategy ever since it first introduced a hybrid GT back in 2017, but it still sees plenty of room for improvement in terms of sustainability. The company has revealed plans for a forthcoming model that will be entirely carbon neutral, which would involve a dramatic rethink of its entire production process to avoid the "cop-out" of carbon offsetting. Polestar currently has two vehicles in its stable, the luxury Polestar 1 GT and the all-electric Polestar 2..."

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The federal carbon price is constitutional, now what?

"...We know that carbon offset systems help incentivize emissions reductions in areas that wouldn’t occur without the carbon offset. This broadens the tent for who actually gets to deliver climate action under Canada’s pricing system. Carbon taxes and the heavy emitter regulations put all the responsibility, but also all of the opportunity for climate action on polluters..."

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New Pilot Project To Focus On Retaining Canadian Grasslands Using Carbon Offset Markets

"...Adopted in 2019 by the U. S. -based Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA)’s Canada Grassland Protocol Project (CGPP) provides a standardized approach to quantify, monitor, and verify the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions saved when landowners choose to retain grasslands at risk of conversion to other land uses that significantly disturb the soil..."

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First ever federal carbon offset system incentivizes future climate projects in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities

"...About Ecotrust CanadaEcotrust Canada works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach, building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based and relentlessly practical..."

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Proposed federal carbon offset credit regulations raise farmer advocate's concern

"...CALGARY — Projects that qualify to sell federal greenhouse gas emission credits to offset industrial carbon taxes will have to have been started in the past four years and go “beyond business-as-usual practices” under proposed regulations unveiled by Ottawa..."

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Judge rules Alberta pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

"...WATCH: Dogs With Wings introduces Red Deer programA program that trains puppies to be certified service, autism, facility and… Continue reading Canadian soldier found dead in his quarters in Afghanistan: militaryOTTAWA — A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died in… Continue reading Ottawa unveils proposed federal carbon offset emission credit regulationsCALGARY — The federal government is unveiling proposed regulations for its greenhouse… Continue reading Trudeau holds firm on premiers' health-care funding demands, COVID-19 aid comes firstOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will keep… Continue reading Judge rules Alberta pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jailEDMONTON — A judge has ruled that an Alberta pastor will remain… Continue reading An online auction is planned to raise funds for a service dog for a Stettler familyJenner Smith, four, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2019..."

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Ottawa unveils proposed federal carbon offset emission credit regulations

"...The projects will have to be registered and approved, monitored and face third-party verification before credits can be sold to industrial buyers for use to offset their greenhouse gas emissions and thus reduce their carbon tax costs..."

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Juneau's Climate Change Solutionists: Boosting heat pumps with Andy Romanoff

"...As program lead of Renewable Juneau's Carbon Offset Fund, Andy has co-opted the “locavore” mentality pushed by farmers, chefs and eaters to the realm of residential heating. He joins a crew of renewable energy advocates, lower-income homeowners, and local contractors who together are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and housing costs through a modest appliance: the air source heat pump, powered with locally-produced renewable energy..."

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Land-use to solve climate change: a focus on livestock

"...Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU sector) cover the 24% of global emissions, representing the second hot spot in the contribution to climate change after the energy sector. The main drivers are CO2 emissions from deforestation, methane (CH4) emissions produced by ruminant livestock and by anaerobic fermentation of organic matter, mainly from rice crops, and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from fertilizer use. Thus, the land sector plays a crucial role in the contribution to climate change..."

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Nutrien calls on fertilizer industry to support its agriculture climate change drive

"...Products that could be used to earn credits include crop protection inputs, biologicals, micronutrients and slow-release fertilizers, while practices such as no-till cropping and planting cover crops would earn credits by sequestering carbon, said Mike Frank, executive vice-president and CEO of retail. Agriculture accounts for about 10 per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, said Shane Moffat of Greenpeace Canada, adding unabsorbed nitrogen fertilizer creates nitrous oxide which is far more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Nutrien should be committing to producing less nitrogen fertilizer if it really wants to slow global warming, he said..."

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Podcasts

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The practicality of permanence in the soil carbon market

Duration: 19:24

"...A word that continues to surface when carbon offsets come up is permanence..."

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A nose-to-tail approach for forage and grassland carbon offsets

Duration: 11:58

"...A two-year pilot project that will demonstrate grasslands’ carbon-storing power was announced last week by the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association..."

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RealAg Radio, March 19: Syrup forecasting, press conferences, an issues panel, and a Beef Market Update

Duration: 55:06

"...Thanks for stopping by this Friday edition of RealAg Radio..."

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RealAg Radio, March 5: A beef market update, the carbon offset program, and more on an issues panel

Duration: 54:41

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about carbon offsets.

Carbon Dioxide Reduction A BIG loophole for business

"...Others are banking on throwing money at carbon offset schemes like large scale reforestation to enable them to carry on business as usual..."

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Carbon Dioxide Removal. A BIG loophole for business?

"...Others are banking on throwing money at carbon offset schemes like large scale reforestation to enable them to carry on business as usual..."

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Webinar: The Limits of Soil Carbon Sequestration

"...Regenerative agriculture has been heralded by policymakers, corporations, and farmers as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about carbon offsets relevant to the latest news.

Carbon Offsets: An LCA Perspective

"...The programs? most important methodologies are assigned to the sectors forestry, renewable energy, energy efficiency, industrial gas, and waste..."

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Carbon price interaction between allocated permits and generated offsets

"...The Kyoto Protocol established targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions in order to mitigate climate change, and it introduced two kinds of market-based mechanisms: the emission allowance market and the carbon offset market..."

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The influence of crediting and permanence periods on Australian forest-based carbon offset supply

"...Governments globally are developing increasingly ambitious carbon emissions reduction schemes that include significant emissions offset credits for forest-based carbon sequestration..."

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Intelligent Roof-Top Greenhouse Buildings

"...) IRTGs are harvesting the available renewable energy resources (geo-thermal, solar, wind, etc..."

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Human-Plant Symbiosis by Integrated Roof-Top Greenhouses

"...IRTGs are also able to harvest local renewable energy resources (geo-thermal, solar, wind, etc..."

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The behavioral response to a corporate carbon offset program: A field experiment on adverse effects and mitigation strategies

"...More and more organizations are compensating the greenhouse gas emissions caused by their products and services through carbon offset programs..."

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Fuzzy-Interpolative Control for Intelligent Roof-Top Greenhouse Buildings

"...IRTGs are able to harvest local renewable energy resources (geo-thermal, solar, wind, etc..."

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The distribution and regional determinants of nationally financed emissions-reduction projects in China

"...As the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has experienced a decline in investments, major host countries in this mechanism have met with a surplus capacity in the production of carbon offset credits..."

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Emission Trading Systems in Transportation

"...Emissions trading systems (ETSs) apply a market-oriented approach to the control of pollutant emissions, affording flexibility to emitters to decide when and where emissions will be abated..."

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How to improve the global ‘Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation’ (CORSIA)?

"...To limit aviation’s CO2 emissions, the ‘Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation’ (CORSIA) was agreed at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in 2016..."

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Stackelberg game approach for sustainable production-inventory model with collaborative investment in technology for reducing ca

"...Finally, a comparison between the carbon cap-and-trade and carbon offset policies reveals that, although increases in the carbon trading price and carbon offset price are both conducive to carbon emissions inhibition, they exert different effects on the total profits of the vendor and buyer..."

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