Via Green Institute offsets the Greenhouse Gases emitted by the transport operations of its clients and partners, supporting environmental projects developed by companies that avoided or reduced their emissions voluntarily. The developer organizations receive one (1) carbon credit for each ton of GHG that was avoided or reduced as United Nations (UN) award.
HOW IS THE OFFSET
Acquiring these credits, we foster and enable various emission mitigation actions around the world, promote sustainable development and contribute to a more balanced climate.
FOR EACH TON
OF CO2e OFFSET
A TREE IS PLANTED
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS
For each ton of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent), Via Green Institute supports environmental projects, buying carbon credits and planting one (1) tree (native seedling), thus helping to recover degraded areas.
Carbon credits or Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) are certificates issued to a person or company who avoided or reduced its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).
By convention, one (1) ton of carbon dioxide equivalent corresponds to one (1) carbon credit. This credit can be traded on the international market. Reducing the emission of other gases can also be converted into carbon credits using the concept of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent).
Buying carbon credits means supporting
projects that are reducing or avoiding GHG emissions.
To receive a carbon credit, the project developer must prove:
- Voluntary participation approved by each party involved;
- Real, measurable and long-term benefits related to climate change mitigation;
- Reductions in emissions that are additional to those that would occur in the absence of the certified project activity.