In this short clip, recorded during the "Bringing About a Carbon Free Travel Future" in the Tomorrow’s Travel track at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s 2021 World Summit, Eli Mitchell-Larson (due to technical difficulties appearing as Andrew McEvoy) of Oxford University explains why focusing on carbon removals now, in addition to reduction strategies is important.
Eli emphasizes the importance of taking advantage of emissions reductions opportunities available and then further shares that beyond this there is a strong case to be made - as elaborated in The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting - for transitioning toward removals.
He suggests that for people “buying carbon credits, a portfolio that increasingly shifts in the direction of carbon removal” is the best strategy. He then shares some of the key challenges and advantages to focusing on removals:
First, the challenges:
Learn the full story when you view the video, recorded during the Carbon Free Travel Future in the Tomorrow’s Travel track at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s 2021 World Summit in partnership with Hokkaido, Japan.