Purchasing Carbon Credit Offsets Certificates allows individuals and companies to invest in projects that remove carbon in order to balance out their own carbon footprints.
Obtaining your Carbon Offsets through The Climate Change Institute means that these projects are legitimate and offer the buyer good value for money.
Expect to pay less when you buy through the Climate Change Institute Carbon Trading Platform. That is because there are a wide variety of sellers.
We offer Verified Carbon and Gold Standard Certificates from a wide range of products.
The Climate Change Institute is a well respected organisation with over half a million social media followers. Their projects have been authenticated by third-party certification programs, such as Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, and Green-e Climate Standard.
When you can’t reduce your own carbon emissions to zero you can instead fund projects elsewhere in the world. This means that you are reducing your impact on the environment.
When you buy Carbon Offsets you are investing in carbon mitigating projects such as planting trees.
Companies and individuals still need to be working on reducing their carbon footprint. However there is a point that they reach when it is almost impossible or very expensive to reduce their carbon emissions to zero. It is a much better use of the money to invest in carbon abatement projects.
A quality carbon abatement scheme should be transparent and real.
There are quality projects such as tree planting where the results are real and measurable. Only these types of projects are approved by the Climate Change Institute.
There are projects of less quality in terms of transparency. For example providing funding for schemes in developing counties where corruption is rife.
Some carbon-offset projects are scams. In one notorious case, a Hungarian company, KlimaFa, produced offset certificates for millions of trees that were never planted.
Even if a project actually exists, offsets have the potential to go wrong in other ways. Say you’re promised that your purchase will help pay for a new wind farm, but then you learn that the wind farm was going to be built even without the help of offsets. You’d feel cheated, and rightly so. To truly compensate for your pollution, any offset project must be in addition to the normal course of business.