Blue Carbon 102

Through exploring how blue carbon differs from ‘regular’ carbon, which ecosystems sequester it, and the interwoven community and biodiversity benefits, it’s clear that blue carbon projects have a fundamental role in addressing and mitigating climate change.

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Preparing for Climate Risk

Business leaders, investors, and policymakers are increasingly aware of how climate-related risks impact companies’ financial performance and operational resilience. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , there have been 15 separate, billion-dollar weather and climate disasters during the first nine months of 2022.

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A Concrete Path to Decarbonizing Cement

Most people are familiar with cement, the key ingredient in concrete, but few are likely aware of how foundational this material is to contemporary life. Buildings, roads, bridges, canals, sidewalks, railways, ports, power lines, wind, and solar farms…nearly all infrastructure requires cement and lots of it.

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Blue Carbon 101

The United Nations first used the term “blue carbon” in a 2009 report that recognized the critical role some coastal and marine ecosystems play in regulating atmospheric carbon levels. The United Nations Framework Committee on Climate Change defines blue carbon as mangroves, seagrass meadows, and tidal marshes.

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Dispatches from the Nature-Based Solutions Conference

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are an important part of the work we do at ClimeCo, and they are a growing sector of carbon markets. NBS are defined as actions that restore, manage, and protect natural habitats for societal benefit, including mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change.

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State Climate Policy Trends: Action Amidst Federal Inaction

On June 30th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of West Virginia vs. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have limited regulatory powers unless they have the explicit authority from Congress, otherwise known as the “major questions doctrine.”

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Emerging Efforts to Address Reforestation’s Most Challenging Problem

Reforestation is emerging as a desirable and effective tool for carbon emission removals and has received increased attention from investors in the last several years. Investments in reforestation enable vital carbon removal from the atmosphere and offer innumerable ancillary environmental and social benefits, from creating critical habitats for biodiversity to improving water quality, groundwater recharge, and flood prevention for local communities.

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Key Takeaways From NACW

For those unfamiliar with NACW, it is a premier event in North America focused on climate policy and carbon markets. The conference attracts stakeholders from various backgrounds and industries, including project developers, verification bodies, non-profits, international carbon registries, government, community members, academia, carbon finance, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Blog Archive

March ’22 | What is The Role Of Renewable Electricity in Corporate Sustainability? | Garrett Keraga
February ’22 | What is a Life Cycle Assessment? | Gary Yoder and Jaskaran Sidhu
January ’22 | What Are Sustainable Development Goals and How Can You Assess Their Impact? | Stephanie Hefelfinger and Rebecca Stoops
November ’21 | Experiencing COP26 | Zach Harmer
October ’21 | Responsible Plastic Management Step 1: Plastic Footprinting | Alyssa Hudson
September ’21 | What Are The Key Takeaways From The IPCC AR6 Report | Caroline Kelleher
August ’21 | The Role of Net-Zero in Corporate Strategy | David Prieto
June ’21 | Cost-Saving Strategies for California and Quebec Regulated Emitters | Derek Six
May ’21 | The Need for Trees | Taylor Marshall
April ’21 |
A Story About Circular Restoration | Chris Parker
March ’21 |
A Chat About Sustainability | Kendall Bedford
February ’21 |
Creating Carbon Offsets – It Starts With A Methodology | David Priddy
January ’21 | Five Ways To Reduce Your Household Emissions | Danielle A. Pingitore
October ’20 |
How Has COVID-19 Changed the Way We Think About Corporate Emissions | Derek Six
September ’20 |
A Balanced Approach | William Flederbach
August ’20 |
A New Approach to Mitigating Future Emissions | David Priddy
July ’20 |
Financial Due Diligence: Evaluating Environmental Opportunities and Risks | Derek Six
June ’20 |
A New Tool For Rangeland Trusts | David Priddy
May ’20 |
Motivation Can Mean So Much More | Nancy Marshall
April ’20 | Restoring the Earth Together | Taylor Marshall
March ’20 |
How to be Green for St Patrick’s Day & Easter | Nancy Marshall
February ’20 | Moving Forward with Net-Zero | Zach Harmer & Nancy Marshall
January ’20 |
Catching The Wave | Nancy Marshall
November ’19
| Challenge Accepted | Quin Pompi
October ’19
| Making a Difference Today for a Better World Tomorrow | Nancy Marshall
September ’19
| Carbon Consciousness & The Live Music Experience | Danielle A. Pingitore
August ’19 | The New Age (Old) Question: What does it mean to be “Carbon Neutral”? | Andy Kruger
July ’19 | Making Connections that Create Environmental Balance | William Flederbach
June ’19 | “The Individual” in the Context of Global Emissions | Jessica Campbell
May ’19 | Land Degradation and Our Future | Kendall Bedford
March ’19 | Beyond the Trees | Quin Pompi
January ’19 | More Than Grassland | Lauren Mechak
November ’18 | USEPA’s Proposed Reversal of the Once In, Always In Policy – Does This Make Sense? | Gary Yoder
October ’18 | Harvesting Hidden Value from Your Industrial Plant Site | David Priddy
September ’18 | Who Knew Seeing The World Was Good For Your Soul But Bad For The Environment | Dan Linsky
August ’18 |  The Climate Change Quagmire | Andy Kruger
June ’18 | CA Offsets: Unfortunate Choices & Struggle to Define “Direct Environmental Benefits in the State” | Derek Six