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admin Mar 30, 2011 02:07 PM
How can a company participate in voluntary carbon offsetting?
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admin Mar 30, 2011 02:48 PM
Participation in voluntary carbon offsetting is highly appreciated as an engagement in climate protection.

EEA itself is participating in carbon offsetting. The so called carbon offsetting scheme is part of the Agency’s Environmental Management Program. You can find general information about the Environmental Management Program on our website at:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/emas

Information about how to get started with a similar Environment Management Program can you get here:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/emas/get-started

Specific information on the EEA carbon offsetting scheme can be found at:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/eea-offsets-co2-emissions-1

EEA works with a company regarding carbon offsettings. For more about this, please see:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/hi[…]tandard2019-carbon-projects

The company the EEA works with is called Atmosfair. Their website is available at:
http://www.atmosfair.de/index.php?id=9&L=3

Further information about voluntary offsetting and what you should consider when choosing a provider can be found at the following page:
http://www.jiko-bmu.de/[…]/454.php
jbens Nov 07, 2011 06:40 PM
I am an Sustainable Development Entrepreneur initiating a reforestation project by selling carbon offsetting in Jordan. This project offers costumers to purchase a reduction in GHG emissions to mitigate climate change whilst enhancing regional sustainability and peacebuilding. Do you have knowledge of similar projects? or about organizations that would provide some guidance for such a process? for more info visit
 http://www.jbens.com/
  Thanks Jeremy from Israel
EEA Nov 23, 2011 01:23 PM
Dear Jeremy, the EEA does not hold specific information about carbon offsetting initiatives in Jordan. Nevertheless, we have compiled some information that you may find useful.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides information about REDD, ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries’. Their website offers information about technical assistance, methodologies and tools at:
http://unfccc.int/methods_science/redd/items/4531.php

Moreover, you may find it useful to consult the website of the ‘Global Environment Facility’ (GEF). GEF unites 182 member governments — in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector — to address global environmental issues. Their homepage is located at:
http://www.thegef.org

If you are interested in information about renewable energy and resources in the Mediterranean region, we suggest you to consult the website of the ‘Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie’ (ome). The specific subsection on ‘Renewable Energy’ can be accessed at:
http://www.ome.org/[…]/renewable-energy.html

An EEA energy expert attended a meeting organised by the Euro-Med Energy Efficiency Forum at the end of October. Apparently, one of the working groups there dealt with climate commitments after 2012. The Spanish Energy Club coordinated this working group. You can also contact them to to learn more about activities in this area:
http://www.enerclub.es/es/c[…]wCategory&id=1000007412

Lastly, I would like to mention EEA’s work on energy. All EEA energy products are available free-of-charge at:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/energy

We hope this information will be of use to you.
 
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