Entries by Climate Neutral

The Drivers and Benefits of Offsetting

This article was published on www.icroa.org The International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance ( ICROA) published a report which looks at the current demand for carbon offsetting and also observing what drives businesses to use carbon offsetting as one of  the solutions to climate change. Understanding Business Leadership on Climate Action More can be done to increase action on […]

Colombia implements the carbon tax. Is South Africa next?

By: Jana Hofmann, Leading Researcher, Climate Neutral Group, 29 August 2017 Colombia has taking a significant step in addressing climate change. Colombia is the third developing country in the world (after Mexico and Chile) that has successfully passed new environmental tax legislation on carbon dioxide emissions. The new scheme is very simple and allows Colombian […]

New Standard Launched to Accelerate and Measure Progress Toward the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Targets

Climate Neutral Group is very excited about the publication of the Gold Standard for the Global Goals, which will allow private and public entities to certify a wide range of sustainability benefits and thereby contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Geneva, Switzerland, 10 July 2017.  Gold Standard launches Gold Standard for the Global Goals, a new […]

IMPACT OF THE US WITHDRAWING OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT

IETA made the following statement about the fact that the US has announced to withdraw itself from the Paris Agreement. We at Climate Neutral Group support this statement. STATEMENT IETA:  Genève, 2017, June 1st As was widely reported, President Donald Trump announced plans today for the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. We issued […]

​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax

This article was published on the 24 May on mg.co.za Written By Sipho Kings, the Mail & Guardian’s environment reporter, on 26 July, 2017 Spekboom was meant to be the ultimate symbol of sustainable development, a plant that could fix ecosystems and making farmers bucketloads of money. Then the world economy crashed and progress towards a local carbon tax stalled. […]