Carbon offset

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Carbon offset

A system intended to equalize carbon production around the globe by trading greenhouse gas emissions—typically produced through fossil-fuel consumption—for environmentally friendly actions, such as planting trees and using clean energy sources. For example, a factory or production facility may not be able to reduce its own carbon footprint any further through its own actions, so it may voluntarily purchase credits for another party to offset their actions. The goal of carbon offsets is to attain a carbon-neutral overall effect.
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Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, occurs when a business is able to balance the CO2 emissions associated with its activities with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or by buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference.
On Earth Day 2015, the Forever Black and Forever White styles on the Level 99 site will be carbon offset, and from then on, they will commit to carbon neutrality for every product, for every Level 99 customer who pledges their commitment to greener living by joining Level 99's 'Carbon Consciousness Community' by signing up for more brand information at www.
Charles Stephenson, CEO of AGT, now into its second year of working with Lotus F1 Team to help it reach carbon neutrality, says: “We're proud to be working with this team, which excelling in terms of performance as well as making great efforts to negate the environmental effect of the huge global logistical team operation now underway for this year's World Championship.
City in Denmark aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2029 S nderborg, Denmark, aims to be carbon-neutral by 2029.
It also provides carbon neutrality services to its clients through its huge range of carbon credits, originated from projects across the world.
Calera has a strategic alliance with the Bechtel Corporation that will place its technology in all new projects supervised and built by Bechtel in the drive toward carbon neutrality.
But perhaps most troubling about plans to cut down forests for biomass feedstock is taking carbon neutrality out of the equation, given the fact that tree loss in and of itself is already responsible for some 20 percent of the world's total carbon pollution.
Asus has announced that it has become the first manufacturer to meet the requirements of the PAS 2060:2010 Standard for Carbon Neutrality with the U53SD Bamboo Notebook, making it the first ever notebook to achieve net zero carbon emissions during its product lifecycle.
According to Saara Hamunyela from the ministry, Namibia is aiming at achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and is in the process of sourcing gases.
Carbon neutrality in TDK Corporation means balancing the quantity of CO2 emissions between its caused by production activities and its reduction through using TDK products in electronic devices.
Going carbon-neutral is a way for Costa Rica to differentiate itself," said Roberto Jimenez, one of the early pioneers of carbon neutrality in Costa Rica and founder of CO2.
The calculator and the methodology behind it had been reviewed by the Carbon Trust, and a claim to carbon neutrality could ultimately be a powerful tool in overcoming "misconceptions", he added.