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Voluntary Carbon Offsets 

 

A voluntary carbon offset is a transferrable instrument certified by governments or independent certification bodies to represent an emission reduction of one metric ton of CO2, or an equivalent amount of other GHGs.

  • Carbon offsetting is possible because climate change is a non-localized problem. GHGs mix throughout the atmosphere, so reducing them anywhere contributes to overall climate protection;
  • Offsets generally represent direct emission reductions or sequestration – for example, the destruction of methane emitted from decaying manure at a dairy farm or the improved forestry management; and
  • Offsets face strict rules for approval:  Additional, Permanent, Verified, Enforceable (counted only once), and Real.

Types of Carbon Offset Projects

Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency Community Projects
Forestry & Conservation
Methane Capture/Avoidance, Waste Management
Other
Hydro, solar, tidal, wind, biomass, geothermal
Transport modal shifting, fuel shifting, EE Supply/Demand side
Afforestation, reforestation, avoided deforestation
Landfill gas, agriculture/livestock, coal bed/mine methane
HCFs, N2O, geological sequestration/carbon capture & storage (CCS)

 

The cost of voluntary carbon offsets is rapidly rising. See how we can help.

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