The real consequences and costs of climate change, such as floods, storms and droughts have enormous consequences paid for by individual communities, but the cost is rarely related those behind the emissions. Carbon offsetting provides a way for companies to set a price on their emissions and it plays an important role in accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the pace needed to comply with the Paris agreement.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting means that a certain amount of greenhouse gas emissions, usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), are avoided by emission reduction measures outside of their own operations. This can be done by investing in emission allowances, projects for renewable energy production, energy efficiency, tree planting or forest conservation projects.
Our close cooperation with ZeroMission enables us to offer our customers high quality energy and forest projects certified by, among other things, Plan Vivo, Gold Standard and CDM. These projects contribute in many ways to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more at Zeromission.