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per ton of CO₂?

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to similar companies

To combat climate change and incentivise change, all companies need to do what is both economically feasible and motivates change.

Different companies have massively different levels of CO emissions.

This is often referred to as the “emission intensity” of a company. Simply put, it can be expressed as how many tons of CO is emitted for each million of revenue.

Let’s take an example. For each million in revenue, Company A emits 850 tons while Company B emits just 4.5. Now let’s imagine that both companies decided to offset, investing €25 per ton.

For Company B, this would result in just 0.01% of their revenue. Hardly a significant commitment. With the same investment per ton, Company A would spend more than 2% of their revenue, surely not feasible in a highly competitive market with tiny margins.

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Reasonable things to ask

Why combine methods, and include more expensive methods?

Not all offsets are created equal. Some remove CO₂ from the atmosphere for thousands of years, while others will only keep it out for a few decades. Some have great benefits for biodiversity and social impact while others only remove CO₂.

By increasing your budget, you are able to include more different methods, and crucially send a market signal that there is demand for new solutions to the climate challenge.

We didn't make this up ourselves, if you want to dig into the science of why we need to combine methods, we strongly encourage you to read the Oxford Principles for future-aligned Offsetting.

Why are there no solar energy or cookstove projects in our portfolios?

 

Investing in renewable energy and things like cookstoves are a way to avoid an emission happening elsewhere.

This does not actually do anything about emissions that are already out in the atmosphere, in the fact is that we already have too much CO₂ in the atmosphere.

While it is cheaper to offset using these methods, reductions in emissions should be counted as what they are, reductions. This clear distinction between reducing and removing is technical but important. In order to reach the goals of the Paris agreement, everyone needs to reduce their own emissions first, and secondly do something about their unavoidable emissions.

An avoided emission is not really the same as a negative emission. To get to genuine Net Zero, companies must remove what they have put out.

Shouldn't we focus on reducing emissions rather than compensating?

Reducing our emissions is absolutely the most important task the world is facing in our lifetime.

The first priority for any company should be to reduce everything they can as soon as possible. We strongly discourage companies from prioritising offsetting over real reductions in emissions. 

Once a company is on a path to reduce what it feasibly can, supplementing with offsets is necessary. Unfortunately, it is no longer enough to reduce our emissions, and we need to significantly scale carbon removal.

We have a massive, complicated problem, and we need to be able to focus both on reducing emissions and on how we can do something about the CO₂ that is already in the atmosphere.

Why should different companies use different portfolios?

 

To combat climate change and incentivise change, all companies need to do what is both economically feasible and motivates change.

Different companies have massively different levels of CO₂ emissions.

This is often referred to as the “emission intensity” of a company. Simply put, it can be expressed as how many tons of CO₂ is emitted for each million of revenue.

Let’s take an example. For each million in revenue, Company B emits 850 tons while Company A emits just 4.5. Now let’s imagine that both companies decided to offset, investing €25 per ton.

For Company A, this would result in just 0.01% of their revenue. Hardly a significant commitment. With the same investment per ton, Company B would spend more than 2% of their revenue, surely not feasible in a highly competitive market with tiny margins.

 

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