A way to buy your way out?
Carbon offsetting and reducing emissions are two parallel courses of action!
Carbon offsetting reduces global warming.
Our actions often cause emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which in turn contribute to global warming and climate change. To counteract this, we must all take responsibility for the climate and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. But reducing our emissions is often a process that takes time and requires a shift at a societal level.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting is a way to take responsibility for your greenhouse gas emissions.
How can you help?
To take responsibility for the emissions you cause in spite of your efforts, you can carbon offset. To purchase carbon offsets means that you pay to reduce greenhouse gas emissions somewhere else for the same amount for which you are compensating. You can see it as paying someone to take care of your waste instead of throwing it out into nature.
What are we doing at carbonoffsetnow.com?
We work with carbon offset projects with the highest standards – including certifications from the UN and/or Gold Standard. Read more about the different certifications below.
The money is invested in a climate-friendly project which would not have occurred without the financing from carbon offsets. The projects are often within renewable energy, for example building a wind powerplant where coal energy was previously used. There are also projects that improve energy efficiency, for example replacing cooking over old wood ovens with newer energy efficient stoves. Many projects contribute not only to a better climate locally and globally, but also contribute socially to the area where they are investing. For example, some projects create job opportunities and improved schools and infrastructure in the surrounding areas.
We challenge everyone to first reduce their emissions, then to take full responsibility for their impact on the climate by carbon offsetting! Read our climate smart tips here.