Entries by Climate Neutral

Research debunks carbon offsetting myths

What are the main myths are carbon offsetting? The Unlocking Potential/State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2017: Buyers’ Analysis has listed four of them and proceeded to debunk them. CARBON OFFSETTING MYTH 1: Companies that buy offsets are just buying their way out of their obligations. Our research shows the opposite: companies are purchasing offsets as one of […]

Green Drinks 2017: celebrating eco-transport

October 2017 was Transport Month in South Africa. In line with the occasion, the recent Green Drinks Cape Town event held on 28th September at GreenCape, highlighted and celebrated all modes of eco transport – from bicycles and electric scooters to carpooling and using your feet. Like many other countries in the world, the transport sector in South […]

SA Carbon Tax Bill to be released to Parliament

The South African Carbon Tax Bill will be released to Parliament, said finance minister Malusi Gigaba in his mid-term budget speech on 25 October 2017. Climate Neutral Group (CNG) welcomes the news, calling it a great step forward in South Africa’s commitment to fighting climate change. Besides expected topics such as national energy security and proposed investments […]

Is South Africa Ready for Electric Cars?

By: Jana Hofmann, Leading Researcher, Climate Neutral Group, 23 October 2017 Electric cars are on their way to hit the global automotive market. Countries like Great Britain and France have published their intention to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 as part of their ambitious plan to meet their targets under the […]

Report: carbon offsetting benefits & drivers

Business Leadership on Climate Action: Drivers and Benefits of Offsetting, a 2017 report by the International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance (ICROA), looks at the demand for carbon credits, explains what drives businesses to offset their emissions, and goes into the various carbon offsetting benefits for companies in South Africa and beyond. A summary of the report […]

Colombia’s carbon tax: is South Africa next?

In June 2017 Colombia, as the third developing country in the world after Mexico and Chile, has successfully passed new environmental and carbon tax legislation. This new scheme allows Colombian organisations to offset 100% of their tax liabilities. What does the Colombian carbon tax entail and what type of carbon offset projects are allowed to participate? […]

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 […]