Understanding Carbon Offsets

Understanding Carbon Offsets

The term “carbon credit” is shorthand for avoided GHG emission or enhanced removals that compensate for CO2 emissions. In this section, we define carbon credits, as well as explain the difference between carbon credits, projects, and programs; detail how buyers can obtain carbon credits; and describe how carbon credits can (or should) be used in an organization’s GHG management strategies.

Related pages:

What is a Carbon Credit?

Carbon Crediting Projects

Carbon Crediting Programs

How to Acquire Carbon Credits

The Role of Credits in Carbon Management Strategies

RECs, PPAs, Allowances, and EECs

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