OUR PROJECT PORTFOLIO
The projects we do select and support meet international and quality standards.
These standards, whether under the control of the Gold Standard or Verra, certify that our carbon credits issued from these projects comply with strict environmental, economic and social criteria while having a highly positive impact on local populations. Gold Standard Verra, certifient que nos crédits carbone issus de ces projets respectent des critères stricts en matière environnementale, économique et sociale tout en ayant des impacts fortement positifs sur les populations locales.
OBJECTIF DU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE
Sustainable development goals are a call to action for all countries - poor, rich and middle-income - to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that promote economic growth and address a range of social needs, including education, health, social protection and employment opportunities, while combating climate change and protecting the environment.
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Carbon offsetting is a voluntary and responsible approach to neutralise one's carbon footprint. It consists of a private individual, economic or public player substituting its incompressible impact in terms of CO2 emissions with the purchase of an equivalent quantity of carbon credits from environmental projects that reduce emissions.
Carbon offsetting is virtuous because it constitutes an additional source of financing for the project, without which it could not take place.
The carbon credit is based on the international trading unit "tonne of CO2 equivalent". One carbon credit corresponds to 1 tonne of CO2 equivalent. For example, 1 tonne of CO2 corresponds to a flight round trip from Paris to New York for one passenger.
Offsetting can be done through projects that capture CO2 emissions (e.g. forestry) or through projects that reduce CO2 emissions (renewable energies).
Any individual or organisation, whether you are a company, an association, a local public body or an event organiser can compensate.
The projects on which we offset our CO2 emissions take a long time to come to fruition. Carbon offsetting meets strict and regulated standards. When a project is proposed, the greenhouse gas emissions avoided are measured and verified by an independent third party based on a strict methodology. To ensure the compliance of a project, standards define the requirements for the carbon credits generated by the project. These standards are aligned with United Nations environmental and social criteria. It is important to verify that the project on which we wish to compensate is well recognised by these international standards. Planting a tree, for example, does not compensate any footprint.
souhaitons compenser est bien reconnu par ces standards internationaux. Planter un arbre ne permet pas de compenser par exemple.
Every action of compensation is recorded in a register. Each transaction has a unique serial number which proves the uniqueness of the transaction.
A clearing certificate will be issued to you. It provides proof that you have been registered and that you have reduced or neutralised your carbon footprint.
On this certificate, you will find the name of the contributor, a description of the project and the equivalent quantity of carbon credits offset. Additional details can be added on request.
Offsetting encourages the deployment of projects that emit less CO2. Many renewable and CO2 capture projects have been developed in this respect.
Developing countries are the first victims of global warming. The historical responsibility of industrialised countries for climate change has led the United Nations to introduce a rule on project financing in developing countries only. This is an essential action that allows for a considerable improvement in the living conditions of populations without accelerating the climate imbalance.