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justanothermatt edspratt's article
Oct 26, 2021 at 7:30
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Video: Danny MacAskill Rides Across a Wind Turbine & More for the 'Climate Games'
@SuperHighBeam: Yes sorry, it was a bit of a flippant comment! Great to see another environmentalist on Pinkbike! I'm working on SDG impact measurement tools for investment fund reporting so similar datasets really just at a portfolio level.
justanothermatt edspratt's article
Oct 25, 2021 at 14:39
3 days
Video: Danny MacAskill Rides Across a Wind Turbine & More for the 'Climate Games'
@SuperHighBeam: ESG does help but it is more of a risk measurement tool that stops investment in things with a poor ESG score. We need more tools to incentivise investment in things that have a positive impact.
justanothermatt edspratt's article
Oct 25, 2021 at 14:33
3 days
Video: Danny MacAskill Rides Across a Wind Turbine & More for the 'Climate Games'
@SuperHighBeam: The meetings do happen throughout the year culminating in pre COP a month before COP allowing for negotiators to be fully prepped and ready for COP. It is a very slow process all negotiators have slightly different agendas, hopefully this year will have a positive outcome.
justanothermatt edspratt's article
Oct 25, 2021 at 3:14
Oct 25, 2021
Video: Danny MacAskill Rides Across a Wind Turbine & More for the 'Climate Games'
@Minikeum: I don't know about that, I've just spent the past 3 years working on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. We can always do more but there is action happening.
justanothermatt seb-stott's article
Oct 21, 2021 at 1:40
Oct 21, 2021
Burning Question: Do Bike Brands Have Targets To Reduce CO2 Emissions?
@seb-stott: Hi Seb, offsets have their purpose if used correctly think of it as avoid, reduce, offset. The offsetting is the last think you should be doing to mitigate for an organisations unavoidable emissions. For voluntary offsets organisations should really be using either Gold Standard or Verra certified credits. There's 2 types of offset reductions and removals. The market is moving more towards using removals mainly because of SBTi. Removals are either nature based or technology based. Technology based aren't really credible or at scale at the moment, which leaves nature based. The issue with nature based is around permanence i.e. can you guarantee that this reduction claim will exist in the future, with increased drought, forest fires etc it is pretty hard to guarantee permanence. People often get tree planting and offsetting confused, if you are buying nature based carbon credits these normally have a buffer built in so the permanence can be guaranteed to an extent (still not great though), the offsets also have to be 3rd party verified whereas most tree planting schemes have no verification or buffer so you don't really know what you are getting unless you visit the site yourself. Carbon offsets have been great at getting corporates to engage with their emissions and start to put a value on their impact, you don't want to spend money offsetting when you can avoid the emissions in the first place. For this to be really effective the value of the offsets needs to be really high. Better still we need a carbon tax. I think other climate finance mechanisms will accelerate carbon capture technologies.
justanothermatt seb-stott's article
Oct 21, 2021 at 1:22
Oct 21, 2021
Burning Question: Do Bike Brands Have Targets To Reduce CO2 Emissions?
@natealator: @natealator: Agreed, I'm looking forward to the other bike players stepping up. Great to see so many cycling sustainability consultants and climate scientists on Pinkbike!
justanothermatt seb-stott's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 6:38
Oct 20, 2021
Burning Question: Do Bike Brands Have Targets To Reduce CO2 Emissions?
@seb-stott: I'm with you on this it's great to see the bike industry taking responsibility, we need to do everything we can at scale as soon as possible but we also need to ensure it is transparent and credible. For the big players this is achievable by aligning with Science Based Targets or similar, for smaller organisations just being honest and transparent is a good start. It's great to see Trek taking the lead, I'm following with interest.
justanothermatt seb-stott's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 4:23
Oct 20, 2021
Burning Question: Do Bike Brands Have Targets To Reduce CO2 Emissions?
I also work in sustainability/climate change. It's good to see some progress being made but there's lots more to do, especially on Scope 3. Lots of people are calling this out as greenwashing, it would be great to know what claims have been independently certified. I'm not surprised that the commenters are so cynical as mountain bikers we have marketing bs rammed down our throats on a daily basis and endless new standards. As consumers we need to demand that bike companies transparently demonstrate that sustainability claims are credible. Same applies to claims on new standards, geo etc.
justanothermatt mattbeer's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 6:52
Oct 5, 2021
First Look: 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon & Five Unique Builds
If I was in the know I would love a BTR
justanothermatt mattbeer's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 6:46
Oct 5, 2021
First Look: 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon & Five Unique Builds
As a midlife crisis dad, I would prefer a Yeti Arc thanks.
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