Carbon Credits

What Are Carbon Credits?

Carbon credits are generated from projects around the world that pull Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) out of the atmosphere, or keep them out altogether. Each time a project verifies they have reduced, avoided or destroyed one metric tonne of GHGs, one carbon credit is created. If you emit one tonne of GHG, and fund or purchase one tonne of emissions reduction, you have a net carbon footprint of zero.

Carbon Credits Reduce Carbon Emissions Instantly

Carbon credits generated from verified offset projects must be real, additional, verifiable, permanent, and enforceable. Any carbon credits issued to a third-party-validated offset project inherently meets these requirements, ensuring emissions reductions have already happened. Purchasing carbon offsets is the simplest, most immediate, and most trusted way to shrink your carbon footprint. We offer world class verified carbon credits generated from projects registered under internationally recognized standards such as the Gold Standard, Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 

There are several types of carbon offset credits

Type of Credit

Description

Voluntary Emissions Reductions (VERs)
Carbon Credits Created by reducing emissions in a voluntary program through scientifically verified projects.

Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs)
“Allowances” created under a mandatory, or regulatory framework, sometimes tied to verified projects, sometimes not (see below).

European Union Allowances   (EUAs)
Not produced by verified offset projects. Given to companies regulated by the European Union’s “cap-and-trade” emissions reduction program.

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