March 22, 2014
Who Benefits from Carbon Offsetting?
Before I go on and give examples of projects the money we raise will help, I just want to point out that we all benefit in the long run and that is why we should all do our bit in making a few small changes in our daily lives.
‘Carbon offsets let you pay to reduce the global Green House gases (GHG) total instead of making radical or impossible reductions of your own. GHG emissions mix quickly with the air and, unlike other pollutants, spread around the entire planet. Because of this, it doesn’t really matter where GHG reductions take place if fewer emissions enter the atmosphere we all benefit’.
There are a wide variety of Projects the monies we raise can help; they vary in many specifications such as type and location. Nevertheless with regards to latter the majority of projects are located in Emerging Markets, due to the regulations surrounding the Voluntary Carbon Market.
The following are the main heading examples of types of projects we can choose to support.
Wind: The projects generate energy from wind resources without any Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions thus cutting the need burning fossil fuels.
Hydro: As with the wind projects but employing water.
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD): Through a combination of dry land forest protection and extraordinary community sustainable development activities, with the aim to stop emissions created due to slash and burn deforestation.
There are other direct benefits to both the local people and the land the projects are established on, they will be listed in our next post.