What is carbon offsetting?

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Climate change is one of the biggest threats of our time. Our everyday actions, like using electrical equipment, heating or cooling our homes, driving a car, and flying, consume energy and produce greenhouse gas emissions. These greenhouse gas emissions, most commonly carbon dioxide (CO2), are believed to contribute to and accelerate climate change. Governments, businesses and individuals all have a responsibility to reduce the carbon emissions they produce.

As well as reducing carbon emissions, it is possible to compensate for the environmental impact associated with your carbon emissions by making a financial contribution to environmental and social projects. This is known as “carbon offsetting”. More and more individuals and businesses are volunteering to offset their emissions.

Offsetting can reduce the impact of our actions and help raise awareness of the issue.

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