Limiting

your carbon footprint

Before offsetting, you need to reduce your own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
It's essential.

Our carbon footprint depends directly on our travel, energy consumption, diet, etc.

So many solutions exists. Everyone can do something at his own level and think about their lifestyle decisions and find opportunities to reduce their climate impact.

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Calculate

your carbon footprint

After limiting your carbon footprint as much as you can, you must estimate the remaining greenhouse gas emissions.

To help you to calculate them, various easily accessible on-line calculators are available free of charge.

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Offsetting

what cannot be avoided

Eating, keeping warm, turning the light on and even breathing… We still emit carbon. These irreducible CO2 emissions can be partially or totally offset.

Carbon offsetting consists of purchasing carbon credits to fund an eco-project involving activities that spare greenhouse gas emissions. Each tonne of CO2 avoided on that eco-project corresponds to one carbon credit.

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Offsetting is a solution of last resort and must not be seen as a substitute for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at source.

To offset your emissions properly, you must understand what carbon offsetting is and get to know the different types of projects you can support.

Understanding carbon offsetting

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Talk

about it

To take this further, you can share the experience with those close to you. This is a splendid way of tackling the subject of our impact on the climate. It may be that they will follow in your footsteps and themselves decide to take action for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

The teaching materials you can use:

  • videos
  • diagrams
  • computer graphics.

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