What are carbon offsets?
A carbon credit (or carbon offset) is a unit of measurement that is equivalent to one tonne of CO2. The unit is used to facilitate transactions designed to reduce the climate impacts of human activities.
A contribution towards carbon offsets is an investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other pro-climate projects designed to reduce the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere.
It is important to be smart when purchasing carbon credits. The market is full of credits and pseudo-credits that don’t really help protecting the climate. This is why Planetair only offers Gold Standard certified credits, the highest standard on the carbon market. Gold Standard credits ensure that your contribution will lead to a tangible reduction of climate impact: purchase one credit and there will be one tonne less of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The Gold Standard certification and registry ensures that the credits are real, additional and verified by an independent third party.
Also of note, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute created a carbon credits guide for consumers and businesses.
Gold Standard Credits
Planetair’s carbon offsets are certified by the Gold Standard. The Gold Standard is the most stringent carbon offset standard on the market. That standard also requires that certified projects contribute to other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Gold Standard is supported by WWF International, Greenpeace, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute and 80 other NGOs.