With the advent of the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme a multi-billion market was created in carbon credits. In parallel, customer concern on climate change has spawned a new voluntary market in carbon specifically aimed at those organisations that are outside of cap and trade schemes, but wish to offset their carbon emissions.
Whilst carbon offsetting can offer real and tangible carbon reductions, there are a number of significant challenges in terms of public perception and in ensuring validity. Key issues in developing an offset purchase strategy include:
We will work with you to develop a robust and defensible boundary based on accepted definitions.
We can advise you on acquisition approach and purchase price. In addition we can also develop solutions for you to create your own credits, if your business model allows.
We will develop an integrated offset strategy that forms a part of your overall reduction plan. We will help select offset solutions that meet your specific regulatory or voluntary targets.