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THE OFFSETTING  SCHOOL

If you already know your emissions and want to see our various projects for offsetting click here or use the subpage menu above. 

Why offsetting? 

Reaching the Paris agreement and working to halt the Global Worming before it reaches a snowball effect, with devastating consequences

 requires massive work. Minimizing the global climate impact or even reaching zero emissions will not be enough, because the already elevated high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere will last a hundred years.  A massive part of CO2 is therefore needed to be reduced from the atmosphere as well. This is what offsetting is all about, projects that reduce and store CO2 from the atmosphere or help preventing CO2 being emitted.  We work with projects and partners all around the world and proud our selfs in having assembled one of the markets most diversified portfolios in carbon emission offsetting. 

WHAT KIND OF PROJECT?  

There are many type of offsetting projects and 3d party certifications for verifying them, and the price varies with them. 

On the least expensive scale we have clean energy projects and life improvement projects in developing countries. These projects do not reduce CO2 from the atmosphere, they minimize and prevent further emissions. 

 

Then we have projects that reduce CO2 from the atmosphere by binding and storing it. It can be tree plantations, bio char projects or technical solutions like Direct Air Capture or BECC. 

They are all important and we believe a mix is the best way to go about, but of course we help each costumer tailor make a set  that works with your values and communication.

KNOWING YOUR EMISSIONS

In order to know what a reasonable amount of CO2 to offset would be, you must decide  your goal with the offsetting. Is it to compensate for the emissions of your company, a product, a flight travel or just act of charity?  Offsetting should in our opinion be part of the companies sustainable strategy, and if that is the case the best way to start is to know your emissions. What is your climate and environmental impact?

There are some simplified calculation tools that can be found online but we recommend a serious partnership for calculating the emissions. Once you know your footprint and toll on the climate you can start setting up a strategy on how to minimize your emissions. There will always be emissions you can not avoid and that is as good start as any to set the criteria of what your offsetting amount should be.

In order to reach the goals of the Paris agreement all companies should strive for offsetting all their emissions or more - becoming climate positive. Why settle for setting the goals anywhere less then climate positive really?  

But all actions are better then non, and the most important thing is to start doing something now, not tomorrow ”eco now”.  

COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU DO 

Communicating your actions of offsetting and sustainability goals is an important factor. Yes it is PR related but it does not make it green wash provided you do not pretend to do and say that you do more then you actually do. Offsetting is never an excuse for business as usual, not a simple way out for neglecting the work of minimizing the company emissions and having a serious corporate sustainability agenda. But do not be afraid to communicate what you are doing now just because you haven’t reached all the way yet. Very few, if any, have.

Communicating both your ambitions and your good work (like offsetting) inspires others to do the same. It generates good PR for your company and shows that you try to be part of the solution (instead of ..you know). Basically thats all we can do right now but also we should expect nothing less. Let your employees 

Reforestation

&preservation

Preserving and adding to the worlds carbon sink capacity. Price from 5 Euros / ton

The forest are in addition to our oceans the most important natural carbon sinks. Trees binds CO2 in various amounts depending on type of tree, and all trees takes various time to to grow. Protecting our rainforests and natural old forests are of massive importance as they can’t just be replaced by new fast-growing trees for industry use. Rainforests and other old forest are often slow growing trees that live for a very long time and are part of a habitat that have unique biodiversity qualities.

Protecting our rainforests and at the same time planting new trees and securing a sustainable deforestation policy in developing countries is one the most important and conrete actions we can take against global warming. 

When calculating the carbon emission benefits in CO2 from forest projects  a certain loss caused by storms, fires etc are taken into account. 

We work with Natural Capital Partners for global protection and reforestations projects, but also with Naturarvet to preserve the last natural old forests in Sweden. 

Contact us for more information about available forest projects. 

Direct Air

Capture

Reducing CO2 from the air permanently

There is only one method that is fully  operational that can suck the CO2 out of the air directly, separate it and then store it  permanently. Thats Climeworks DAC plants on Iceland. The plants are driven by thermal energy , requires minimum water and land use, has a direct immediate  reduction impact and once the CO2 has  crystallized with the natural basaltic rock  in  Iceland,  it’s  permapent This is likely the most  important technique we have available right now fighting the increasing  CO2 levels and global  warming.  The first plant opened in 2017 and the next one will open in 2020. Eco Now introduced Climeworks to the Swedish market and is one of few authorized retailers. 

PDF about Climeworks DAC

Prices are currently quite high but will go down once more factories open up. In order for more factories to open up pioneer have to be willing to take the extra cost though. 

EQT and FORES are some of those pioneers in Sweden so far. Prices start at 990 Euro / ton but volumes over 300 tons is currently down to 650 Euro. That number is expected to reach 400 Euros some time after the second factory is up and running 2021 The goal is to reach 100 Euro / ton in 2025.

 

Climeworks website 

 

Speeding up

Renewable energy

Speeding up the transformation to renewable energy is an important task. This offsetting projects doesn’t cary the same powerful storytelling or social values but is a cost efficient and proven method for offsetting. 

The projects make renewable energy plants in developing countries possible, and excludes the often cheaper and pouluting fossil fuel alternatives being set up instead. 

Prices from about 2 euro per Ton for large volume orders

Smaller orders are of course also possible, contact us for price. Read more about the project here. 

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