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Oxford Researchers Launch Updated Carbon Offsetting Principles

Written by Karol Kaczmarek
Published May 16th, 2024
Oxford Researchers Launch Updated Carbon Offsetting Principles
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Researchers at the University of Oxford have unveiled an updated version of their Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting. The revised guidelines emphasize the urgency of emission reductions, the critical role of nature-based solutions, and the importance of high-integrity carbon credits. These principles aim to correct failures in the carbon market by ensuring that offsets truly contribute to emission reductions and are not merely a way for polluters to avoid accountability.

Key Points:

  • Emission Reductions: Emphasizes the urgency of cutting emissions and scaling up carbon removal.

  • Nature-Based Solutions: Highlights the benefits and challenges of nature-based carbon storage.

  • High-Integrity Credits: Calls for high-quality, credible carbon credits to support real environmental benefits.

  • Policy and Regulation: Stresses the need for regulatory frameworks to steer the market towards effective offsetting practices.

  • Durability and Risk: Addresses durability risks and the need for robust carbon storage solutions.

The updated principles aim to steer the market towards more sustainable and scientifically rigorous practices, ensuring that carbon offsets play a meaningful role in achieving global net-zero targets.​

Source: University of Oxford

Karol Kaczmarek
Written by:
Karol Kaczmarek
Co-Founder of Net Zero Compare
Karol is a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of A&K Ventures OÜ. With a strong foundation in quantitative economics, he has a proven track record in strategic consulting, real estate, and global business expansion. Karol is dedicated to leveraging innovative technologies and creative business strategies to drive growth and transformation in every venture.