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.