photo of DCOI presenting about urban forestry offsets
Charles Adair, former DCOI program manager, presenting about urban forestry-based offsets in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative (DCOI) is dedicated to developing carbon offset projects to achieve carbon neutrality and unlocking scalable solutions for the academic community at large. The office seeks to demonstrate an integrated approach to carbon offset projects that provides research opportunities and educational value, bolsters relationships will local communities, and fulfills carbon neutrality commitments.

In collaboration with our peer institutions, the DCOI strives to leverage academic resources to develop best practice guidance for carbon offset projects and improve how offsets function within our society. In pursuit of carbon neutrality, the DCOI hopes to build Duke University as the testing grounds for reproducible projects that other schools can replicate in achieving their own goals.

As an office specifically focusing on carbon offsets, the DCOI seeks opportunities to share its experience as a project implementer and its expertise gained from developing protocols and guidance materials within the academic community. The DCOI is happy to provide support to improve outcomes for offset policies, programs, and projects at your institution - contact the DCOI by emailing carbonoffsets@duke.edu.