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Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Board of Trustees’ decision on offsetting undermines science and endangers the climate

Carbon Market Watch strongly condemns the SBTi Board of Trustees’ announcement to recognise carbon credits as a way to “abate” scope 3 emissions. These indirect, value chain emissions usually make up the lion’s share of a company’s carbon footprint.

Open letter on the use of carbon credits to meet scope 3 GHG targets

This joint letter urges the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI), the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to refrain from granting companies the “flexibility” to offset a portion of their scope 3 (indirect value chain) emissions. “This approach is counterproductive, and largely backed by actors with direct financial interests in …

Response to the SBTi call for evidence on the effectiveness of Environmental Attribute Certificates in climate targets

This collaborative submission on the effectiveness of Environmental Attribute Certificates was sent to the Science-Based Targets Initiative. It consists of 45 pieces of evidence, delivered in nine separate submissions (of five pieces of evidence each).   This submission is a collaboration between Carbon Market Watch and NewClimate Institute. All pieces of evidence submitted are in …