How to offset carbon emissions in Australia
The best ways to offset a carbon footprint
How do I offset my carbon footprint?
While there are many small changes you can make to help reduce your carbon footprint, like using renewable energy sources in your home and office space for maximum energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, reducing the use of fossil fuels, and streamlining business processes, one of the easiest ways and biggest impacts to counteract your greenhouse gas emissions is to include the use of carbon offsets within your overall strategy.
- by understanding your greenhouse gas emissions,
- then looking at ways to reduce emissions and finally, and
- by funding carbon offset projects through these credits, you help to balance out any CO2 emissions that you create in your day-to-day life or business operation.
Offset your emissions through verified carbon credits
How do you offset carbon emissions through carbon credits?
The harmful emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide can be mitigated through the purchase of carbon offsets. Each carbon credit you buy offsets one tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere by supporting projects that have a primary focus on improving our planet’s climate, such as tree planting projects and anti-deforestation efforts.
Carbon offset programs provide a necessary level of quality assurance for the credits they issue; you should avoid offsets that have not been certified by an established program. Look for credits that are certified by international standards and protocols like:
- Verra (VCS)
- American Carbon Registry (ACR)
- United Nations Framework (UNFCCC)
- Clean Energy Regulator
- Gold Standard
It is important to understand the projects your carbon retailer is offering, ask questions about key criteria (like whether a project has other revenue streams), and stick to project types that are more likely to fulfil basic sustainability requirements.
Offsetting carbon through global emissions reductions projects
How does offsetting carbon work with Carbonhalo’s offset programs?
Carbon offsets are our simple answer to the question: How do you carbon offset to have a positive impact on climate change?
Carbonhalo provides verified carbon credits to households and businesses seeking to offset the unavoidable emissions that they directly produce or contribute to.
How to offset a carbon footprint through Carbonhalo’s carbon offsetting projects:
- Measure your carbon footprint
- Reduce your impact in key areas
- Offset any unavoidable emissions
- Share your progress with others
After following these steps, every month Carbonhalo will automatically offset your carbon emissions by funding climate active projects across the globe.