CO2 become one
Everyone knows that spring is the season of love – and what better way to say "I love you" than with low-carbon nuptials? As you may have already heard (unless you live under a rock), the world’s favorite royal couple were wed last week in an over the top – and remarkably sustainable – ceremony.
Although the event reportedly generated more than ten times the emissions that Buckingham Palace produces in a whole year, some effort was made to keep things green – not only was renewable energy used to partially power the event, but the remaining emissions will reportedly be offset!
But the royals aren’t the only ones coupling up – the last month has seen the announcement of several unions, with VCS and Fundación Chile joining forces to launch a VCS office down south and the EU seeking to link up with emerging carbon markets.
And from many emerging relationships, new carbon reduction strategies are being born – including two new methodologies from the VCS, the Gold Standard-certified “Carbon for Water” program and two newly-released CAR protocols open for public comment.
But it’s not all rosy – like with any relationship, there’s sometimes trouble in paradise. RGGI has seen its fair share of relationship woes of late, with the State of New Hampshire narrowly avoiding a repeal of the program and Republican lawmakers in Delaware now calling for an end to their participation in the cap-and-trade scheme.
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