Carbon Credit is one of the first attempts created to link economic and environmental issues, thus achieving the pillars of sustainable development. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions can be traded between organizations with reduction targets or between those that want to neutralize their emissions.By convention, one (1) ton of carbon dioxide (CO2e) reduced or avoided corresponds to one (1) carbon credit.
As a global mechanism for reducing emissions, the generation of Carbon Credits must comply with a series of internationally accepted methodological standards. These standards were developed by the UN and give rise to the so-called Project Design Document (PDD).
Via Green Institute compensates the emissions of its clients and partners by supporting various scopes of environmental projects that reduce or avoid GHG emissions, following the methodologies developed by the United Nations.
Here are some possible project types:
- Renewable energy generation (hydroelectric, biomass);
- Energy efficiency and conservation projects;
- Waste management and treatment;
- Reforestation and afforestation;
- Fuel Exchange in Boiler;
- Pig farming;
- Composting of organic waste;
- Landfill Methane Gas Capture;
- Anaerobiosis Treatment of Residual Waters;
- REDD - Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation;
- Among others.
All the credits acquired by Via Green Institute come from projects that underwent a rigorous process of validation and verification by entities accredited by the UN.