Tackling Carbon Offsetting in Hertfordshire: A Report

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The report recommends to the HCCSP the following principles with respect to the countywide residual emissions projected till 2047
As a principle, the group has agreed that reduction of carbon emissions should be prioritised and pursued over offsetting.
a. Such offsetting should fall only within the geographical region of the county from 2027 onwards (also known as Insetting).
b. Residual emissions should not go beyond (5%) of total carbon budget of the county.
c. Insetting of residual emissions to be facilitated through the ‘Hertfordshire Residual Emissions Administration Office’ (HREAO)
d. Encourage users of insets to increase their portion of insets that come from carbon removal from the atmosphere rather than from emissions reduction.
e. Strive to take up long-term storage of carbon vis a vis options of short-term storage.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyHertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership
Number of pages31
Publication statusIn preparation - Oct 2023


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