Biochar: A carbon sequestration tool for rural communities?

Biochar

Biochar has been identified by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (AR 6, WGIII, SPM, footnote 70)[1] as one of the solutions to fight climate change thanks to its long-term carbon sequestration potential and its multiple co-benefits. What is biochar? Biochar production is a technique through which carbon from certain biomasses is transformed into […]

Cleaner cookstoves play a vital role in transition to low-carbon economy

Demonstration of cleaner cookstoves in the Hifadhi-Livelihoods project

Traditional cooking methods used in poor regions of the world can hugely damaging to the health of local communities and the environment. Cleaner cookstoves not only reduce carbon emissions, but also reduce wood consumption and local deforestation. By investing in offsetting projects that distribute cleaner cookstoves, organisations not only reduce and avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

Avoiding emissions in the value chain

Avoiding emissions in the value chain

In response to the call for a transition to a low carbon (and eventually net zero emissions) economy, more and more financial institutions are actively exploring ways to decarbonize their investment portfolios. The TCFD recommendations represent a commitment to better account for the risks and opportunities on the path towards a more sustainable global financial […]

How do I make my business more resource efficient AND save money?

How do I make my business more resource efficient AND save money?

Regardless of the recent changes in government and cabinet positions, the UK government has recently put into force binding legislation that pledges to reduce its carbon emissions by 57% from 1990 levels by 2030. These are bold and important targets if we are to meet our Paris COP 21 commitments and keep warming below 2 […]