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General Resources

Climate Action Reserve – Operates the premier carbon offset registry for the North American carbon market.

The Guardian’s Guide to Offsetting – Duncan Clark summarizes the offsetting debate in this edited extract from The Rough Guide to Green Living.

The Nature Conservancy – Their FAQ on Carbon Offsetting.

The Offset Network – Organization for sharing best practices to develop local offset practices.

Second Nature’s Peer Reviewed and Innovative Carbon Offsets Webinar – Presentation on updates for their carbon offset guidance.  The webinar reviews two new categories of offsets, peer reviewed and innovative.

Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative’s Urban Forestry Protocol – Created in collaboration with Urban Offsets, the protocol outlines the methodology for developing and measuring the carbon offsets generated from an urban tree planting project.

Resources for Colleges

Second Nature – The lead support organization for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). They are working to help colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning.

Second Nature’s Carbon Offsets Guidance Draft – This guideline provides a framework for how offsets fit into climate action planning and can be balanced with other institutional efforts to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt to climate change.

Business for Social Responsibility Getting Carbon Offsets Right – A Business Brief on Engaging Offset Providers.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – A non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

Resources for Cities

Additionality Checklist – A guide to understanding what projects can be considered “additional.”

Urban Forestry Management Plans – Series of posts Urban Offsets has created to aid in developing and improving your Urban Forestry Management Plan (UFMP) for your community.

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