To Offset or Not to Offset

Host: East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester)

Cost: Free

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Carbon offsets are used by many businesses to reduce their overall emissions. They can be really beneficial to the planet, but they often hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In this webinar we will look at what carbon offsets are, the benefits they offer, why they get bad press and how you can use them effectively whilst still working to reduce your own emissions.


In this webinar we will cover:

  • What carbon offsets are
  • The range of offsets available to you
  • The challenges of using offsets including permanence, double-counting, and potential social and environmental harm
  • Best practice for using offsets
  • How to communicate the use of offsets to avoid accusations of greenwashing
  • The latest recommendations from the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI)
  • The vital importance of reducing your own emissions first


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in partnership with East Midlands Chamber.

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