Introduction to Carbon Offsetting

Introduction to Carbon Offsetting

Oliver Bolton

ClimateTech entrepreneur

In this video, Oliver outlines why nature-based solutions could combat emissions produced by institutions slowly transitioning to net-zero. Oliver also discusses why offsets will need to eventually include mechanisms that remove carbon from the atmosphere and why it is vital that institutions invest in nature now. He further explores the broadening scope of nature-based solutions and gives examples of how these alternative solutions can be very beneficial to the environment.

In this video, Oliver outlines why nature-based solutions could combat emissions produced by institutions slowly transitioning to net-zero. Oliver also discusses why offsets will need to eventually include mechanisms that remove carbon from the atmosphere and why it is vital that institutions invest in nature now. He further explores the broadening scope of nature-based solutions and gives examples of how these alternative solutions can be very beneficial to the environment.

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Introduction to Carbon Offsetting

11 mins 59 secs

Overview

One of the biggest challenges combating industry-related carbon emissions today is the transition process to a net-zero pathway. Carbon offsetting can be effectively used to reduce the carbon footprint of institutions that cannot immediately transition to net-zero. It works by allowing institutions to ‘offset’ or compensate for emissions created in one location by reducing or capturing emissions elsewhere.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand why there is a need for nature-based solutions and carbon offsets

  • Identify areas of innovation and growth in nature-based solutions

  • Understand the different forms of nature-based solutions

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Oliver Bolton

Oliver Bolton

Oliver Bolton is a ClimateTech entrepreneur with 12 years experience in the consumer product and health sectors. He founded his first drinks brand, Alibi in 2007. In 2015, his soft drinks company Waterbomb Ltd. became a founding UK B Corp and one of the first European soft drinks brands to become B Corp accredited. In 2014, Oliver co-founded the vitamin brand VITL.com. VITL became the largest subscription and nutrition platform and combined AI, DNA & bloods analysis. Oliver was a recipient of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin COOM award in 2017, which came with a £3 million prize support package. Oliver also mentors students who have grown up in some of the UK's most deprived communities through the Prince's Trust. In 2018, Oliver pivoted from the consumer product and health sectors into climate technology. He is the founder and CEO of Earthly, a marketplace that connects businesses with high-integrity nature-based solutions.

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