Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century, and its projected continuation, largely attributed to post industrial revolution human activity. The problem is very real, globally relevant and affects every human being alive today. Research shows most first world adults are fully educated on the subject matter and are willing to contribute towards change. What has been missing has been a practical enablement and participation solution to purchase actual VER or CER carbon footprint offset credits in small denominations. Until now…
Carbon footprint offsetting – part of the solution
It is generally accepted that the long term solution in addressing global warming lies in human activity switching to clean and renewable energy production, using wind, solar and wave technologies. It is also generally accepted that to totally rely on this approach will take far too long, resulting in the predicted, disastrous climatic changes as forecasted by experts. Enter Carbon Footprint Offsetting. In the short term Carbon Footprint Offsetting can be used to compensate for the emissions produced by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving somewhere else.
The process of Carbon Footprint Offsetting involves two steps – first a calculation is performed to calculate the carbon footprint that is to be offset, calculated in Kilograms of CO2. The second step involves buying carbon offset credits from emission reduction projects. Compliance Emission Reduction (CER) projects have already prevented or removed an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide elsewhere in the World, are Kyoto Protocol compliant, are fully certified and traceable, will have been verified by the United Nations (UN) and are a tradable commodity. As CO2 emissions are distributed across the World, it does not matter whether the reduction is made in Manchester or Mumbai, San Francisco or Sao Paulo – the positive effect on the environment will be the same.
Guaranteed offset solution
impactChoice brings merchants and consumers together, enabling the merchant to sell Voluntary Emission Reduction (VER) or Compliance Emission Reduction (CER) offset certificates to consumers that wish to voluntarily offset the carbon footprint of their transactions, through the purchase of a guaranteed, verifiable, carbon offset certificate.
impactChoice is the first solution that offers consumers the ability to truly offset their carbon footprint when making purchases. Each micro certificate is in fact a 100% guaranteed and verifiable micro carbon offset credit certificate, linked via a traceable serial number, to a macro certificate, provided by one of our carbon credit supply partners.
impactChoice is the world’s first micro certificate issuing, and certificate authentication authority, providing enablement technology to consumers and merchants alike in the area of carbon footprint offsetting.
impactChoice is not based on charity or donations but on actual tonnage sequestered from a range of programmes including reforestation, avoided deforestation, biomass increase and soil carbon retention. Carbon certificates are not based on possible FUTURE emission reduction principles, but on verifiable existing projects certified by a recognised carbon sequestration issuing authority.
impactChoice certificates are 100% guaranteed, post sequestrated carbon offset credits backed up by an audited and verifiable macro certificate. This is the only verifiable means that addresses poverty alleviation, sustainable development and biodiversity conservation over and above carbon sequestration.
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