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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Dubai: Land Rover has launched a CO2 offset initiative in the Gulf and Levant which will offset the first 72,000km of customer use on all Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover LR3, Land Rover LR2 and Defender vehicles sold in the Gulf and Levant from October 1.
LAND ROVER has announced that its CO2 offset programme, where customers pay a fee to offset the CO2 produced by their vehicle during manufacture and the first 72,000kms of its life, has been extended to the Middle East.
In response to customer demand, Land Rover is even giving owners the opportunity to reduce their impact on the environment by widening its industry-leading CO2 offset programme.
Land Rover Menap has announced that it will be offsetting over 300,000 tonnes of tailpipe CO2 emissions from sales of its cars in the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan region via its CO2 offset programme.
In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of its vehicles, Land Rover's commitment to the environment includes operating an industry leading CO2 Offset Programme to balance manufacturing and customer vehicle use in the UK and a growing number of international markets.
The manufacturing and mileage of the 110 Defender vehicle are being carbon offset through ClimateCare who run Land Rover's CO2 Offset Programme internationally.
COLLIERS Land Rover in Erdington is extending the availability of its industryleading CO2 offset programme because of customer demand.
Land Rover is to widen its CO2 offset programme in a further bid to combat its 'gas guzzling' image.
The Solihull-based firm has announced the first projects in its industry-leading CO2 Offset Programme, which enables both Land Rover and its customers to reduce greenhouse gases.
The Solihull off-roader specialist announced its CO2 Offset Programme at the London International Motor Show in June.
The cost of the company's new CO2 Offset Programme, aimed at helping to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will be added to showroom price of Land Rovers from next year.