Carbon offset certificates
With carbon offset certificates, you can neutralize out your remaining emissions in a way that helps you achieve your targets, while supporting valuable projects around the world.
How does it work?
There is a vast range of inspiring carbon offset projects happening right now, especially in developing countries. They include initiatives such as afforestation and the advancement of renewable energies. Once such a project has attained third-party approval, through schemes such as the Gold Standard, then its carbon savings can be precisely monitored, and sold in the form of carbon offset certificates that will in turn help fund these specific projects.
There are two markets for carbon offset certificates: compliance and voluntary. The compliance market (EU-ETS in Europe) assists governments in meeting greenhouse gas limits, under the terms of the Kyoto Protocol. The voluntary market allows businesses, NGOs and even individuals to offset their emissions. ACT will make sure you invest in certificates that fit perfectly into your emissions reduction strategy, while supporting your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
What you need to know
We work with carbon offset developers all around the world. Taking all the different technologies and standards into account, we tailor a solution that best fits your needs. Here are a few questions we will go through together, to determine which project best suits what you are looking for:
Examples of projects
Solar energy in India
This project supports the development of renewable energy plants, to replace fossil fuel-fired power plants. This project will help to avoid an estimated 247,000 tons of CO2 production per year.
Safe water in Rwanda
The Nyagatare Safe Water Project rehabilitates broken water wells in rural Rwanda, removing the need for the population to fetch water from open ponds and streams. This means less walking, less disease and – because well water doesn’t need to be boiled before use – less CO2.
Rainforest conservation in Peru
The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project prevents deforestation, protecting habitats and the biodiversity of the area. The project also supports the development of local tribeswomen’s handcrafts, agroforestry products such as cacao, and a Children’s Forest.
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