What are carbon credits?

Modified on Mon, 18 Dec 2023 at 04:41 PM

Carbon credits are measurable, verifiable emissions reductions generated by carbon offsetting and carbon removal projects. One carbon credit represents that one metric tonne of CO₂ or equivalent greenhouse gas has been avoided or removed. Carbon credits can be acquired by businesses and individuals via support of climate projects like UNDO’s. There are two types of carbon credits: avoidance credits and removal credits.

Avoidance credits come from supporting emissions reduction projects that look at preventing emissions before they occur, rather than addressing greenhouse gases that have already been released into the atmosphere.

Removal credits are generated through support of projects that remove existing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. At UNDO, we are focused on providing high-quality removal carbon credits.

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