A voluntary carbon offset is a transferrable instrument certified by governments or independent certification bodies to represent an emission reduction of one metric ton of CO2, or an equivalent amount of other GHGs.
Carbon offsetting is possible because climate change is a non-localized problem. GHGs mix throughout the atmosphere, so reducing them anywhere contributes to overall climate protection;
Offsets generally represent direct emission reductions or sequestration – for example, the destruction of methane emitted from decaying manure at a dairy farm or the improved forestry management; and
Offsets face strict rules for approval: Additional, Permanent, Verified, Enforceable (counted only once), and Real.
Types of Carbon Offset Projects
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