Carbon Removal Guidance

GHG Protocol Carbon Removals Guidance – Draft for Pilot Testing and Review

Why do we need carbon removals? According to current science, such as the IEA (International Energy Agency) and the latest report by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), carbon removals are critical to addressing climate change. Reductions in emissions are essential, but not sufficient to stay below the 1.5 degree. Therefore, it becomes clear…

Zertifikatehandel

COP26-Beschlüsse stärken Klimaschutzwirkung des Zertifikatehandels

Auf der COP26, der Klimakonferenz der Vereinten Nationen im Jahr 2021, wurde eine Vereinbarung über einen neuen Marktmechanismus für den Transfer von Treibhausgas (THG)-Reduktionen mit CO2-Zertifikaten aus Klimaschutzprojekten veröffentlicht. Ziel ist es, den internationalen Handel mit Reduktionsgutschriften aus diesen Projekten zu ermöglichen. Der Handel mit Zertifikaten gestattet dem Verursachenden von Emissionen, welche nicht reduziert werden…

Purchased-Power-Agreements

Green Power for the Energy Transition

Rapidly rising electricity prices and shortages on the market are leading companies to increasingly secure access to their own green electricity. With the increased demand for renewable energies, interest in so-called Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contracts is also growing. What is a Power Purchase Agreement ? Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are long-term electricity contracts between…

CF by push on a button

Carbon Footprint at the push of a button?

Since calculating corporate carbon footprints (CCF) is complex, companies increasingly implement all-in-one software solutions. Such softwares promise high effectiveness but often fail. Therefore, companies are better advised with hiring experts for the CCF calculation. DFGE’s new Customer Sustainability Platform is the perfect tool for clients who aim for holistic and effective CCF calculation.

Spend-Based Carbon Accounting

Spend-based carbon accounting – A useful or oversimplified methodology?

Corporate carbon footprint calculations function as the basis for all necessary steps regarding a climate strategy – whether this is a science-based target setting, the identification of effective reduction measures, the compensation of unavoidable residual emissions to achieve climate neutrality or the participation in disclosure programs such as CDP. However, calculating one´s corporate carbon footprint…

EcoVadis B2B Forum DACH

DFGE-Expertenpanel beim diesjährigen EcoVadis B2B Sustainability Forum

Interessante Einblicke beim EcoVadis B2B Sustainability Forum DACH am 17.11.2021 Die Ausgangslage hatte der “EcoVadis Business Sustainability Risk und Performance Index” klar analysiert: im Bereich der nachhaltigen Beschaffung und des Lieferkettenmanagements sinkt der globale Durchschnittswert bei bewerteten Unternehmen. Aus den stagnierenden und teils sinkenden Scores im Bereich der nachhaltigen Beschaffung lässt sich ableiten, welcher Weg…