Carbonzero provides businesses, organizations, and governments with professional consulting services to support their transition to the low-carbon economy. We work with clients from around the world to help them measure, manage, and mitigate their climate impacts.
Carbon Offsets Overview
A carbon offset is a real and verified reduction of GHG emissions that can be purchased by individuals, organizations, and businesses.
Carbon offsets play an important role in corporate climate change strategies by mitigating the emissions that have not yet been reduced or eliminated through operational changes.
Carbonzero has been a trusted provider of third-party verified carbon offsets for more than 15 years.
While there are a large number of carbon offset project types, some of the most common projects include:
• Nature-based solutions
• Landfill gas capture and utilization
• Clean cookstoves
• Renewable energy
Carbon Offset Quality
Carbonzero sources high-quality, third party-verified carbon offsets to assist our clients achieve their emissions reduction goals, and support their path towards carbon neutrality.
Permanence is crucial to ensure long-term sustainability and effectiveness of carbon reduction or removal projects. High-quality carbon offsets must result in lasting, irreversible, and measurable greenhouse gas reductions to have a significant impact on mitigating climate change.
In order to qualify as carbon offsets, the voluntary carbon market must develop projects that would otherwise not have existed without the financing associated with the sale of the carbon offset. Carbon offset additionality ensures there is a link between a carbon offset purchase and project activities.
Carbon offset projects often bring co-benefits to the communities where they are developed, including but not limited to upgraded infrastructure, social equity, and environmental health. Carbon offset projects that achieve such improvements help diversify the impact of climate finance.
To be listed on the voluntary carbon market's leading registries, offset project activities and outcomes must be third-party verified to internationally recognized standards. Independent third-party review ensures that carbon offset projects are developed with transparency and rigor.
GHG Programs & Carbon Offset Registries
Carbonzero provides its clients with carbon offset projects that are certified to international standards, third-party verified, and publicly listed on recognized carbon offset registries.
VERRA / Verified Carbon Standard
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program is the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas (GHG) crediting program. It drives finance toward activities that reduce and remove emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect nature.
Gold Standard works to create a climate secure world where sustainable growth brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere. Its role as a standard and certification body is to maximize the impact of climate and development activities
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
The CleanProjects Registry is based on ISO 14064 standards for greenhouse gas inventory and reporting. The Registry provides a portal to report and showcase a carbon offset project's greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions or removals.
American Carbon Registry
Founded in 1996 by Environmental Resources Trust (ERT) as the first private voluntary offset program in the world, ACR has over two decades of unparalleled experience in the development of rigorous, science-based carbon offset standards and methodologies.
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Carbonzero offers expert advice, integrated system solutions, and can help you develop a complete greenhouse gas strategy to meet your requirements in a manner that best suits your organization.
Achieve carbon neutrality
By applying a mix of emissions reductions and carbon offsets, Carbonzero can help your company achieve carbon neutrality in an environmentally robust and cost-effective manner.
Reach your clientele
Now more than ever customers are looking for environmentally-minded firms. Capitalize on your leadership status by having Carbonzero assist in reaching your eco-conscious clients.
Carbonzero helps organizations of all sizes accurately measure and offset the climatic impact of their events, conferences, and tradeshows.
Plan for the future
Carbonzero designs and provides out-of-the-box and custom greenhouse gas emissions measurement tools that can measure the carbon footprint of specific activities within your organization.
Carbon Offsets and RECs for CAGBC Programs
Carbonzero can provide carbon offsets and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for use in Canadian Green Building Council (CAGBC) programs, including LEED and the
Zero Carbon Building Design & Performance Standards.
Eligible carbon offsets and RECs can be used to earn points under the current LEED scoring system, and are used in the Zero Carbon Building Standard for residual operational GHG emissions as well as embodied emissions in building materials.