Carbon offsetting is the reduction or removal of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases, in order to compensate for the unavoidable emissions you produce through personal or business activities.
There are many wider benefits of carbon offsetting including biodiversity, education, jobs, food security and heath & well-being in the communities.
One carbon offset credit equates to the avoidance or removal of one tonne of CO2eq. allowing your business to take responsibility for its emissions, through verified carbon offsetting projects.
Carbon offsets should be part of your businesses comprehensive ESG strategy, combining efforts to deliver climate and life-enhancing benefits, in communities that need them most.
Explore our range of carbon offset projects at our marketplace.
Greenhouse Gases mix globally in the atmosphere, therefore it does not matter where exactly they are reduced.
When you purchase a carbon offset credit, it is retired to you which you can claim towards balancing your own Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Once a carbon offset credit is retired, it is given a unique reference code this avoids double counting and ensures that no one else can make a claim with the same carbon credit.
We offer a portfolio of verified carbon offset projects that are best suited to your business’ unique requirements and ethical goals. All of our carefully selected projects have gained the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) administered by Verra, ensuring the delivery of real carbon emission reductions.
The VCS programme ensures the credibility of emission reduction projects which go through a rigorous verification process and third-party audits that are overseen by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) appointed by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
If you are looking to directly fund a UK project please visit Earth Change.
For carbon offset credit transactions above 500 tonnes of CO2eq. please contact us directly.
Carbon offset credits can be produced by a variety of activities that reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions or increase carbon sequestration. In most cases, these activities are undertaken as “projects.” A carbon offset project, for example, may involve:
– Renewable energy development (displacing fossil-fuel emissions from conventional power plants);
– The capture and destruction of high-potency Greenhouse Gases like methane, N2O, or HFCs; or
– Avoided deforestation (which can both avoid the emission of the carbon stored in trees, as well as absorb additional carbon as trees grow).
In many cases, carbon offset projects produce social and environmental benefits beyond just Greenhouse Gas reductions. Depending on the project, these “co-benefits” can include improvements to community employment opportunities; enhanced air or water quality; biodiversity and habitat conservation; improved energy access; and better access to community health and education services.
We can connect you to carbon credit projects, that are best suited to your business’ unique requirements and ethical goals, so you can invest in what matters to you.