High-quality carbon offsets
High-quality carbon offsets are CO2 emission reduction credits created following the highest available standards. Under the guidelines, high-quality carbon credits must result from the reduction or neutralization of greenhouse gases:
- under projects that were created for sequestration purposes only
- as part of projects with a detailed level of CO2e sequestration estimation
- permanent projects
- made on a one-off basis in a documented manner to prevent multiple counting of the same carbon offset for two different purchasing entities
- arising from projects with positive environmental and social impacts.