Carbon Offsetting

What is it?

Carbon offsetting allows individuals, organisations, and companies to offset their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by supporting projects that reduce or remove an equivalent amount of emissions from the atmosphere. The ultimate goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by striking a balance between emissions produced and emissions removed.

How Carbon Offsetting Works

  1. Measurement: Calculate GHG emissions from activities like energy consumption, transportation, and production, measured in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e).
  2. Reduction: Focus on internally reducing emissions through energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy adoption, and sustainable practices.
  3. Offsetting: Invest in carbon offset projects to address remaining emissions that can’t be entirely eliminated.
  4. Carbon Offset Projects: Support initiatives such as reforestation, renewable energy, methane capture, and more, verified and certified for credibility.
  5. Purchase and Retirement of Offsets: Acquire carbon credits or offsets equivalent to your emissions for retirement, ensuring they cannot be used by others.
  6. Carbon Neutrality: Achieve carbon neutrality or a net-zero carbon footprint by combining emission reductions and offsetting efforts.

Important Considerations

  • Complementary Emission Reduction: Carbon offsetting complements emission reduction efforts, but it shouldn’t replace prioritising sustainable practices and cleaner technologies.
  • Choose Credible Projects: Opt for offset projects adhering to recognised standards with transparent methodologies, like Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard, and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Empowering Positive Change

Carbon offsetting empowers individuals, organisations, and companies to take responsibility for their carbon emissions, contributing to global climate change mitigation efforts. Join the movement toward a sustainable and greener future today.