What Do We Really Know About Carbon Insetting in the Wine Industry?

The term insetting generally refers to how a company neutralises emissions along its own supply chain.
It is gaining momentum as a tool to neutralise industrial emissions, but also because it
helps companies reach other goals in areas such as improving biodiversity, ecosystems, and livelihoods for communities they work with.
However, robust methodologies and verification steps are required to ensure the credibility of insetting projects.

Are Animals a Crucial Ingredient for Vineyards and Ecosystems?

According to current studies, the use of grazing animals in vineyards is a vineyard management tool that complements regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming practices. The use of grazing animals also have a bearing on soil quality helping to improve the level of organic matter. This makes it possible to mitigate climate change, and make the wine sector more resilient.

Carbon Insetting: Doing More Good Rather Than Less Bad

When it takes to take action on sequestering GHGs, wine companies have had the option to do offsetting, which is based on the idea of buying carbon credits to protect or enhance land/forests in various places around the world. Nevertheless, recent studies on carbon accounting rules for land use are encouraging what is called insetting based on the idea of compensating our emissions through a carbon footprint mitigation project within our own value chain.