Microsoft Purchased More Than 970,000 Credits From Anew’s Nature-Based Portfolio

Microsoft Purchased More Than 970,000 Credits From Anew's Nature-Based Portfolio - Carbon Herald
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Microsoft – a leader in achieving carbon neutrality and combatting climate change, has made another step in expanding its carbon credits portfolio. The tech major announced it has signed an agreement with Anew Climate, LLC – a provider of sustainability solutions, for the delivery of more than 970,000 nature-based carbon removal credits. 

The credits are part of Anew’s vast portfolio of North American improved forest management projects and avoidance of aggressive harvest. The high-integrity removal credits are derived from forestlands owned by Aurora Sustainable Lands, Acadian Timber Corp., and Baskahegan Company.

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“Carbon removal credits provide a financial incentive for traditional institutional landowners and managers to shift to sustainable forestry and land management practices. We are pleased to collaborate with Anew Climate to help increase the carbon stocks of forests across the United States,” commented Brian Marrs, Senior Director of Energy and Carbon Removal at Microsoft.

Preserving current forest cover is an essential part of achieving the world’s climate goals and is a preferable pathway compared to afforestation or reforestation. According to Anew, over 10 million acres have been conserved over the past decade through market-based incentives.

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Even though the market of carbon offsetting through sustainable forestry has been faced with controversy in recent years, preserving ecosystems remains the best way of mitigating climate change and ensuring the health of our environment. 

“Anew is proud to be part of Microsoft’s sustainability journey. Microsoft is a shining example among climate-conscious companies and known for its rigorous due diligence and focus on quality,” said Lizzie Aldrich, Anew Climate Vice President of Business Development.

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