Carbon offset investment in Trang Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Project

We have now made our third community climate offset, this time in Trang Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Project in Trang Province, Thailand.

This time we have offset 50 tons of CO2, great job everyone!

Read more about the project here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/trang-palm-oil-wastewater-treatment-project-in-trang-province-thailand-3335-

More information and documentation about the project: https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/JQA1264983224.77/view

View our certificate from investing in this project: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/1491461_2048.pdf

View our invoice from doing the investment: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/invoice_1491461_2048.pdf

Connection between Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change from 1912

I found an old newspaper clip from 1912 talking about the possibly dangerous link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and climate change. But we continued and accelerated the digging up of extreme amounts of coal from the ground and let it out into the atmosphere. The next generation won’t be very happy with us I’m afraid.

Source: A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change

Second Climate Offset Investment – 42 tons CO2!

Now we have made our second community climate offset investment, this time in a project from Godawari Power and Ispat Limited replacing coal with waste heat flue gases.

Together we have offset 42 tons of CO2 this time! Thank you so much everyone!

Read more about the project here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/whr-cdm-cpp-1719-

More information and documentation about the project: https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/SGS-UKL1204741333.52/view

View our certificate from investing in this project: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1491461_2008.pdf

View our invoice from doing the investment: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/invoice_1491461_2008.pdf

Why is it so cheap to offset carbon emissions?

Many people are confused by the low price when offsetting carbon emissions. If it’s so bad for the environment to fly, can a few dollars really be enough to counteract the impact?

The answer is yes. At present there are all kinds of ways to reduce emissions very inexpensively. As an example, a low-energy lightbulb, available for $2 or so, can over the space of six years save 250kg of CO2 – equivalent to a short flight. That does not mean that a low-energy lightbulb make up for flying. The point is simply that the world is full of inexpensive ways to reduce emissions.

In the future, when more people and governments starts to offset, the price of offsets might gradually rise, as the low-hanging fruit of emissions savings – the easiest and cheapest “quick wins” – will get used up.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/sep/16/carbon-offset-projects-carbon-emissions

Our first investment

Yay, we have now made our first investment with the help of our first beta-testers! Thank you!

We bought CERs equivalent to 24 tons of CO2 through a wind power project in Maharashtra, India.

Read more about the project here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/14-mw-wind-power-project-in-maharashtra-2342-

More information and documentation about the project: http://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/RWTUV1229007791.61/view

View our certificate from investing in this project: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1491461_1999.pdf

View our invoice from doing the investment: https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/invoice_1491461_1999.pdf

Living within our carbon budget

Prof. Kevin Anderson from Uppsala University explains the concept of carbon budget really well in the video “Living within our carbon budget: the role of politics, technology and personal action” on YouTube. It’s a glimpse into the free online course Climate Change Leadership, that I truly can recommend.