The following report, commissioned by UK’s Department for International Development reviews experience and methods for estimating the impacts of donor funded forestry programmes to reduce deforestation and degradation. It recommends the adoption of risk based methods and spatial data products for practical, consistent, repeatable and insightful reporting. The report by Ecometrica, The University of Edinburgh […]
It’s that time of year again. As we turned back our clocks on November 4th, the prospect of long, dark, and dreary winter evenings caused many of us to ask once again – why is it exactly that we use Daylight Saving Time (DST)? It seems that ever since this practice began, debate has raged […]
Green electricity purchasing instruments or tariffs generally involve the sale of environmental attributes associated with electricity generation, such as the attribute of coming from a renewable source. Consumers may buy such instruments because they want to increase the amount of renewable electricity generated, or, if they are measuring and reporting their greenhouse gas emissions, they […]
Guidance on how Normative Biodiversity Metric assessments can be carried out on Ecometrica’s Our Ecosystem software.
There are lots of terms that get used in our industry, such as “greenhouse gases”, “CO2“, “CO2e”, and “carbon”, and what they all mean can get confusing. A brief explanation of these key terms is given below. Greenhouse gases A greenhouse gas (or GHG for short) is any gas in the atmosphere which absorbs heat, […]