Carbon Offsets & Removals
Why Carbon Offsets & Removals?
Carbon offsets fund projects that supposedly provide a verifiable reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our carbon offset recommendations are designed for businesses and other organizations engaging in the offset market to meet net zero goals. They can also be used by individuals trying to erase their carbon footprint; however, we believe that donors will have more impact by supporting policy change. We direct individuals and organizations who have flexibility in their giving to our policy change recommendations.
Even in the best case scenario, it is impossible to guarantee that an individual offset purchase actually leads to the advertised emissions reduction or removal. As such, Giving Green recommends that purchasers view offsets simply as a philanthropic contribution to a pro-climate project with an evidence-based approach to reducing emissions, rather than a way to eliminate their contribution to climate change.