Interviewed as part of our carbon revolution series, the experts cast doubts on the effectiveness of afforestation, as the trees planted need to grow for a long time to be effective as carbon stores.
"Planting trees is probably the most difficult potential method from a measurement and verification perspective," Paul Gambrill, CEO of carbon marketplace Nori told Dezeen.
Continuing the carbon revolution series, a report revealed that only one per cent of new buildings are being assessed to determine their carbon footprint.
However, one group that will be assessed are a series of low-carbon urban quarters that are set to be built as part of the Reinventing Cities global competition.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma turned his hand to designing sunglasses with a capsule collection of 3D-printed eyewear 3D-printed from Indian castor beans.
Eyewear brand Reframd also unveiled a range of 3D-printed sunglasses. The "Afropolitan" sunglasses were specifically designed to fit black faces more comfortably.
In New York, architecture firm OMA revealed a render of a proposed supertall skyscraper that is set to join the cluster near Central Park known as Billionaire's Row.
Foster + Partners also unveiled the design of a skyscraper. Named Marina Tower, the skyscraper will be the tallest building in Greece when it is completed.
This week saw architect Alison Killing win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for her investigation into a network of Chinese prison camps allegedly built to incarcerate Muslims.
Killing, along with reporter Megha Rajagopalan and programmer Christo Buschek, unveiled the research into the camps in a series of articles for Buzzfeed News.
Popular projects this week included the conversion of a 1,000-year-old castle in Italy into a hotel, a modern take on a traditional Tasmanian farmhouse and a home alongside an elongated pool in Portugal.