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Carbon offsets & carbon removals research

Why carbon offsets & carbon removals

At Giving Green, we believe in decarbonizing the future, not just offsetting the past.

If you are an individual or institutional donor who can be flexible about where to donate to fight climate change, please see our top climate nonprofits recommendations. We estimate that these high-impact climate donation opportunities in policy advocacy and technology advancement are an order of magnitude more effective than the best direct emissions reductions projects, such as carbon offsets.

For businesses that have philanthropic restrictions, we recommend funding catalytic carbon removal technologies, and purchasing high-quality carbon offsets only if the business is constrained to net-net accounting.

For more information on if, when, and how to use carbon offsets and carbon removals as part of an effective business climate strategy, take a look at our research below. This research backs our framework for business climate strategy, including our recommended carbon offset and carbon removal providers.

Carbon offsets & carbon removals

Our approach

Overview of the Voluntary Offset Market

Overview of the Voluntary Carbon Market

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How to Think Beyond Net Zero

Sector overviews

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Biochar and Bio-oil

Forestry

Forestry

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Purchasing from Compliance Carbon Markets

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Wetlands

Direct Air Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Direct Air Capture

Fuel Efficient Cookstoves

Fuel Efficient Cookstoves

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Refrigerants

Water Purification Technology

Water Purification Technology

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Enhanced Soil Carbon Management

Grid Renewable Energy

Grid Renewable Energy

Waste Biogas Capture

Waste Biogas Capture

Carbon removal investment portfolios we recommend

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Frontier

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Milkywire

Carbon removal providers we recommend

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Charm Industrial

Climeworks

Climeworks

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MASH Makes

Carbon offset providers we recommend

BURN

BURN

Tradewater

Tradewater