Carbon credits and carbon offsetting should not be seen as a long term solution to climate change, but as a stepping stone towards the development of clean energy.
Carbon offsetting is a climate action that enables individuals and organizations to compensate for the emissions they cannot avoid, by supporting ethical and responsible environmental projects that reduce emissions. It is the option of last resort as companies and individuals should ideally aim to reduce and stop their carbon emissions as their number one priority. Unfortunately this is not always 100% possible as transport and energy usage play a big part of our day to day lives.
Steps you can make today:
- Map and measure your carbon footprint
- Verify your findings by independent experts like The Clean Earth Collective
- Take action to reduce your emissions
- Engage with your supply chain and encourage them to be Climate Positive suppliers
- Neutralise your remaining carbon emissions by investing in responsible carbon offsets
The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduced through offsetting are measured in UN Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). The CERs are generated from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. These projects, which are located in developing countries, earn 1 CER for each metric tonne of GHG emissions they reduce or avoid and are measured in CO2 equivalent (CO2-eq). This short film explains the principle behind carbon offsetting.
Carbon credits available to buy are listed on our Offset Projects page. For specific requirements and larger orders of 100 + carbon credits, please contact us directly to discuss available projects. New projects are regularly added to the international registrars and we can source particular types of projects to fit your requirements. Click here to contact us online or call us directly on +44 (0) 1983 645710.