Three great and certified projects
UN Sustainable goals
Each of our project is supporting several of the SDG goals. It may vary from project to project.
Important to note is, that investing in an offset project is more, than carbon offset.
Under each project, you can see the SDG´s that are supported.
We have chosen 3 different projects. However they also have much in common. All of them are certified to the highest standard and they are all supporting several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Have a look. 3 options, that all will help you to offset your co2 emission.
What is a carbon offset project?
Carbon offset projects allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects around the world in order to balance out their own carbon footprints. The projects are usually based in developing countries and most commonly are designed to reduce future emissions.
The way it works is simple. Let’s take a deforestation project. A calculation is made, based on the size of the area and volume of trees that is being protected. The calculation will then show, what amount of carbon saved, that represent – lets say 100.000 tonnes.
Those 100.000 tonnes are then sold as “carbon credits”. The money raised that way, will then fund the cost of managing the project, buying land etc.
How can I trust, that the projects are really working?
All projects that we offer has been certified by either Verra or Gold Standard. Both organizations are regarded and recognized as the leading organizations with regards to certification of carbon credits.
They monitor and control, that the project owners are delivering the value and carbon reduction as stated in the project description. In other words, that you get, what you pay for.
One way of controlling that would be by site visits – and by talking to people on the ground. This then results in reports, that either verifies that all is approved – or areas, that needs to be improved.
At the bottom of each project description, we link to Verra/Gold Standard and their audit reports. By reading them, you can learn a lot more about the projects – and the benefits they deliver.
You can read much more about Verra and Gold Standard and their work by clicking at the links below:
How do you select between thousands of offset projects?
Our principles are simple and straightforward.
Only quality projects – verified by Verra or Gold Standard.
Only projects, that are in countries, where the country would otherwise struggle initiate and fund the project.
Only projects that supports several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). (read more)
What is a social impact project?
An example of a social impact project can be a cook stove project. Not only will new cook stoves reduce the carbon emission from thousands of families, but it will also help families to reduce time to collect wood or cost of wood (new cook stoves are more efficient and require less wood) – and significantly improve the air quality. Furthermore, less time spend collecting wood and preparing the food, allows women to spend their time otherwise, slowly improving gender equity.
Social impact projects are typically more expensive compared to supporting building energy plants etc. However, we value the social element to the extent, that we accept that additional cost.
Buying offset, isn’t that just an easy way out?
We are often asked that question. The best you can do for the climate is to reduce your emission to a bare minimum. But you still need food, you still need to buy something, you still need to get to work and you may choose to visit some of you family far away.
So, when buying into an offset project, you do MORE to the climate, than even the most ambitious climate activist, since you offset yourself to zero. And – since our projects always support additional UN sustainable development goals (SDG) – you will do more to help, than “just” neutralizing your carbon offset. You help people in developing countries to get a better and healthier life.
That said, buying offset and then continue to live the way we all do today is NOT the right way forward. We all have a responsibility to reduce our footprint permanently, but only offset can take you to zero. To help you reduce your footprint permanently, we encourage you to read the learn section of zeeroo.me.
How can I trust that I am not getting retired credits?
We are a serious business. As such, we have authorized our accountancy firm to audit, the balance between credits we are buying and selling – and by that, ensuring, that we are not selling the credits more than one time. The audit report will be made publicly available.