Where it is no longer possible to avoid or reduce emissions, the purchase of credible carbon credits enables you to support the certified reduction or avoidance of emissions. In so doing, you are investing in the environment as an ‘offset’ against your unavoidable emissions
A calculated carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as units (weight, e.g., kg or tonne) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).
A carbon credit or carbon offset is a tradable unit that represents measurable emission reductions from climate protection projects. One carbon credit or carbon offset equals one ton of carbon dioxide or the equivalent in other greenhouse gases (CO2e).
Greenhouse gases constitute a group of gases contributing to global warming and climate change. The Kyoto basket encompasses the following six greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and the so-called F-gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). Each gas is weighted by its global warming potential and aggregated to give total greenhouse gas emissions in CO2 equivalents. US EPA
The average GHG emissions footprint that can be attributed to your lifestyle, based on the carbon activities provided by you under the four carbon emissions categories (Home; Travel, Diet and Purchases)
An emissions factor is a representative value that attempts to relate the quantity of a pollutant released to the atmosphere with an activity associated with the release of that pollutant. These factors are usually expressed as the weight of pollutant divided by a unit weight, volume, distance, or duration of the activity emitting the pollutant (e.g., kilograms of particulate emitted per megagram of coal burned). Such factors facilitate estimation of emissions from various sources of air pollution. In most cases, these factors are simply averages of all available data of acceptable quality and are generally assumed to be representative of long-term averages for all facilities in the source category (i.e., a population average). – US EPA
Click on ‘manage offsets’, follow the prompt to ‘edit’ and select cancel. Please read details in regards to your ‘revocation rights here’
Click on your initials on the top left of the app, click on settings and select ‘delete my account’