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How to find high-quality carbon offsets

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By illuminem briefings

· 2 min read

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🗞️ Driving the news: This guide underscores the importance of selecting high-quality carbon offsets for effective emission reduction and community benefits
 It focuses on criteria for selecting good carbon credits, including adherence to rigorous standards like the Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard

🔭 The context: Carbon offsets are voluntary measures for balancing emissions through projects that reduce or remove CO2
This guide emphasizes choosing offsets that are transparent, credible, and verified for their environmental and social impacts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Quality carbon offsets ensure that investments contribute to sustainable development, clean technology advancement, and meaningful climate action, aligning with global environmental goals

⏭️ What's next: The guide encourages rigorous scrutiny of carbon offset projects for factors such as project longevity, additionality, and avoidance of double counting
This involves assessing projects' adherence to recognized standards and their broader ecological and social benefits.

💬 One quote: "The primary goal should always be to minimize carbon footprints through sustainable practices and technologies"

📈 One stat: The voluntary carbon market needs to expand 15x to $50 billion by 2030 to align with the Paris Agreement objectives

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