As part of a global emissions reduction strategy, carbon offsetting is an essential tool for organisations in their strategy to fight climate change.
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) […]
Digital and environmental actors join forces to launch the first certification methodology of low-carbon projects dedicated to the protection of seagrass beds, with the Calanques National Park as the first pilot site. EcoAct, an Atos company, recently partnered with Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, Schneider Electric France and the Calanques National Park to launch the “Prométhée – Med” research project. This project aims to establish the […]
EcoAct launches new Nature-Based Solutions unit focused on climate change, ecosystems and communities.
What do we mean by Nature-Based Solutions? Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are ways to address challenges such as climate change, access to water, social and economic development and disaster risk that put nature and people are the heart of the solution. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines nature-based solutions as “actions to protect, […]
The term carbon offsetting is back in the spotlight, causing a little controversy and a whole lot of confusion. Are you still unclear on what offsetting really means, where the money goes, if offsetting is good or bad and whether it is really a solution to climate change? These answers to the FAQs aim to […]
Luxury fashion brand Gucci last week announced that it will be making all operations, including those in its supply chain, carbon neutral. The news followed an industry first earlier in the week with designer Gabriela Hearst ensuring her entire New York show was carbon neutral, supported by EcoAct. The news coincided with global fashion season […]
It was the US Open Tennis Championships this month and we were particularly excited as we have been collaborating with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) on their climate program. As a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the USTA is committed to driving climate awareness and action throughout the world. Annually […]
EcoAct’s Sudan Low Smoke Cookstove Project has today been announced as Best Carbon Offsetting Project in the Environmental Finance 10th Annual Voluntary Carbon Market Awards. The awards are selected by carbon market industry participants who vote for the projects and companies that they believe are driving change in the world of voluntary carbon finance. EcoAct’s […]
Since COP21 and the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a growing number of nations and businesses have pledged to take action on climate change and made a commitment to a common goal: carbon neutrality. But what does this really mean to your business? Why should you consider a carbon neutral commitment?