Shipping companies that are targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 are increasingly looking to nature-based carbon offsetting solutions to help achieve their goal.

Carbon offsetting — in which the rewilding and other natural restoration developments are used to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it — are being used to supplement shipping companies’ decarbonisation projects.

It is difficult to argue against the merits of greening the world again. But many people are starting to feel uneasy about the way companies are turning to these schemes to buy their way out of making a commitment to remove fossil fuels from their business.