Each week, the MCi team shares some insightful and relevant articles that have been on the reading pile, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and discourse from the clean technology sector and the new circular economy.
Crypto Carbon Credits: A Canary in the Coal Mine?
In the world of carbon credits, it seems even with market transparency and liquidity there is an absent increase in offset quality. An article published in Forbes last week urges a move from offsetting to insetting, using the blockchain to achieve a new level of transparency and accountability.
The article poses this important questions: isn’t the whole point that carbon credits were designed as a way to offset environmental degradation?
Supply Chain Emissions Management: it isn't as daunting as it's been made out to be
A piece presented by Benchmark ESG simplifies an approach to emissions management.
"...regardless of whether a company employs contractual supplier codes of conduct, relies on third-party standards or simply promotes action by the supplier, the chosen “reduction lever” needs a fulcrum."
These important levers include business model innovation, supplier engagement, procurement policy and choices, product and service design, customer engagement, operational policies and investment strategy.
Why Terminology Matters for Successful Rollout of Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies
Barbara Olfe-Kraeutlein, et. al, with support from Global CO2 Initiative have published an important perspective on the importance of language when framing solutions, describing tools and labelling technologies. In order to initiate and accompany a goal-oriented and knowledge-based debate on CO2 utilization technologies in the future, actors in the field are asked to question their own choices of terminology and to assess its accuracy.