Projects for a Greener Future
Carbon offsetting refers to compensating for your individual, corporate, or product carbon footprint by funding environmental projects which help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the atmosphere.
And it is our only weapon in the quest of fighting climate change, making the planet greener and its resources sustainable.
Emission-reduction projects are implemented in different countries, varying from energy efficiency to renewable energy, forestry to landfill.
You too can help save the world’s unique assets by tackling climate change and make a real change in our future by investing in one of these projects via Co2nsensus.
The verification of carbon offsetting projects is crucial. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the offset projects you’re funding are compliant with regulations and standards and have credible certifications.
The Gold Standard (GS) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) are the global validators of carbon offset projects, assessing their adequacy and effectiveness.
In 2003, Hello International, SouthSouthNorth (SSN), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) collaboratively developed the Gold Standard for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Following that, the collaboration developed the VCS validation.
If an offsetting project is compliant with both international validations, it means that the project is verified and approved by the Standard Advisory Board of scientists, project developers, NGOs, and government representatives.
At Co2nsensus, we only offer projects compliant with both the Gold Standard and VCS. So, when you invest in a project with us, it means your carbon reduction is real, effective, and permanent. It also means that the money you’re spending plays an essential role in achieving the global goals of sustainable development and creating a sustainable future.
The United Nations has developed a global partnership to provide peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
They have established various sustainability goals, including no poverty, clean water & sanitation, affordable & clean energy, decent work, and economic prosperity.
A carbon offset project contributes to these goals and helps bring sustainable development benefits such as improved air and water quality, reduced energy consumption, and much more.
The projects on Co2nsensus address almost all the UNSDG (UN Sustainable Development Goals) and help you make a real difference in the world.
Once you reduce waste and source most of your energy requirements from renewable energy sources, the rest is done by carbon offsets.
A carbon offset is basically a trading system where you buy carbon credits to compensate for the carbon emissions caused by you, your business, or various other activities. For instance, if you drive a car and cause 1 tonne of CO2 emissions in a year, you invest in an offset (carbon reduction) project such as reforestation, which will compensate for your carbon emission by reducing carbon from the atmosphere.
As a result, a carbon balance is maintained in the atmosphere, directly affecting climate change and global sustainability.
Carbon offset projects are essential in achieving the UN sustainability goals. At Co2nsensus, we offer various international carbon offsetting projects: