Carbon Offset Projects

Below, please find brief descriptions of carbon projects that adhere to internationally recognised Standards.

All projects are "additional". This means the projects could not have been realized without the pay back via the revenue generated through the sale of carbon credits. Each project entails a series of valuable socio-economic benefits that go beyond greenhouse gas emission reductions. This can range from increasing living standards, allowing access to education, creating jobs, improving health conditions or infrastructure and further more.

We will be happy to assist you in selecting projects eligible to your business.

For further information please contact claudia.rosmanith@eecaustria.at 

Voluntary carbon credits from selected projects can be directly purchased via our smart footprint calculator and carbon offset webshop.

GOLD STANDARD

Velafrica

The project “Bicycles for Africa” recycles used bicycles in Switzerland and exports them to African countries. While enabling social integration for unemployed or disabled people in Switzerland, the project promotes low carbon mobility and business opportunities in Africa.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-reduction: 40,000 tCO2e

GOLD STANDARD

Rwanda Cookstoves

By distributing innovative cookstove technology to communities in Rwanda, this project benefits the environment by significantly reducing fuel consumption. Health conditions inside homes are improved due to the presence of less indoor smoke, and families can spend less time collecting wood fuel and more time with their families.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-reduction: 58,000 tCO2e

GOLD STANDARD

Safe Community Water Supply Rwanda

Lack of safe water, along with poor sanitation and hygiene, is among the greatest causes of poverty in Africa. Without access to clean drinking water, breaking the poverty cycle is incredibly difficult. The Rwanda Borehole Project both provides local communities with clean water and reduces CO2 emissions.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-reduction: 85,000 tCO2e

VCS, CCB Standard

Isangi Forest Conservation, Dem. Rep. of Congo

At the confluence of the Congo and Lomami Rivers towards the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Isangi project protects over 187,000 hectares of one of Earth’s most biodiverse rainforests from deforestation. As carbon sinks, forests play an important role in climate change mitigation, deforestation, however, releases the carbon stored and damages ecosystem biodiversity. The project helps to alleviate local poverty by promoting sustainable economic opportunities and developing educational initiatives to bring a brighter future to remote communities.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the VCS and CCBS
  • Transparency: provided by Markit Registry
  • Lifetime CO2 reduction: 324,000 tCO2e

VCS

Forest Restoration with Teak, Mexico

The project converts land cleared for agriculture and livestock back into forest, improving biodiversity and increasing carbon sequestration, which helps to mitigate global warming. Local development is boosted by the creation of a sustainable supply chain of teak with local employees provided with job security and skills in forest management.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the VCS
  • Transparency: provided by VCS Registry
  • Lifetime CO2 reduction: 1,619,000 tCO2e

GOLD STANDARD

Wind Farm in New Caledonia

Small island nations like New Caledonia are often described as ‘the canary in the coal mine’ of climate change, with many already experiencing the impact of rising tides and damaging storms. These wind farms use world class technology to provide New Caledonia with sustainable energy to combat climate change whilst also addressing various social issues.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-Reduction: 36,000 tCO2e

Wind Farms in Taiwan

Wind parks with total installed capacity of 92.4 MW are contributing to the further development of renewable energy generation in Taiwan, a country that still depends on fossil fuels for the large part. In addition to their positive impact on the global climate, the project generates jobs and is engaged in bene

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard  
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-Reduction: 190,900 tCO2e

VCS, CCB Standard

Kariba avoided Deforestation in Zimbabwe

This forest conservation project is aimed at providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in Northern Zimbabwe, a region now suffering heavily from deforestation, poverty, and drought.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the CCBS and VCS
  • Transparency: provided by Markit Environmental Registry
  • Annual CO2-Reduction: 3,000,000 tCO2e

GOLD STANDARD

Landfill Gas Capture in China

This project captures the methane emissions from a landfill and uses it for clean power generation, improves the lives of locals and contributes to sustainable development in China.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the Gold Standard
  • Transparency: provided by Gold Standard Registry
  • Annual CO2-Reduction: 137,000 tCO2e

VCS

Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy in Indonesia

This project upgrades the capacity of an existing geothermal plant, significantly increasing its efficiency. The power plant – the first of its kind in Indonesia – now generates even more clean, renewable energy, while improving the livelihoods of surrounding local communities.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the VCS
  • Transparency: provided by VCS Registry
  • Annual CO2-Reduction: 104,600 tCO2e

 

VCS, CCB Standard

Cerrado Savannah Regeneration, Brazil

By introducing hardy tree species, a sustainable forest is created on previously degraded farmland in the region of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. This encourages renewed vitality to an area of the Cerrado Savannah that is internationally recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, home many endangered and threatened species including the puma, ocelot and anteater.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the VCS and CCBS
  • Transparency: provided by Markit Registry
  • Lifetime CO2 reduction: 59,000 tCO2e

 

VCS

Kornburi Waste Water Treatment, Thailand

The Kornburi Wastewater Treatment Project is located at a tapioca starch processing plant in Kornburi District in Northern Thailand. Biogas from wastewater is captured and burned to generate electricity and heat that powers the factory, preventing approximately 39,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.

  • Additionality and permanence: according to the rules of the VCS
  • Transparency: provided by VCS Registry
  • Lifetime CO2 reduction: 39,400 tCO2e

 

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