This portfolio has two components. First, it allows you to offset 100% of your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the Planetair Portfolio, our core portfolio. That portfolio is comprised exclusively of credits of Gold Standard-certified projects, assuring you that your investment leads to real, additional and verifiable reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Gold Standard carbon credits are the best credits currently available on the market for the voluntary offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Second, by choosing this portfolio, you are also supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation in Canada since a contribution is made to our partner the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Quebec Region) (NCC) for each tonne you offset. NCC’s actions encourage CO2 capture, promote species resilience through the maintenance or creation of natural corridors and maintain ecological services for the human population. Your contribution therefore supports projects that protect and restore sensitive natural habitats in Québec thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The projects are located in the Eastern Townships, Montérégie, the Laurentians, Gaspésie, Chaudière-Appalaches and Montreal regions, as well as in the Hochelaga Archipelago in the St. Lawrence River.
NCC works to protect our most precious natural environments and the species they shelter. More than 1.1 million hectares have been protected since 1962 from coast to coast, including 45,000 in Quebec. NCC projects also help protect the habitat of more than 200 wildlife and plant species in precarious situations. Many of these natural environments are accessible to the public, which promotes discovery and knowledge of nature. The Quebec component of the portfolio also includes support for Planetair’s mission to educate and raise awareness among citizens, businesses and other organizations about climate change and offsetting.