Choosing the right offsetting project – Australian or global
More and more businesses are aligning carbon offsetting choices with their business practices. A transport company might want to support forestry projects in Australia to offset the emissions from their trucks locally. Or a manufacturer with operations in China might want to support renewable energy projects in China.
Here are a few projects our customers support through Pangolin’s certified carbon credit program. These are accepted abatement for the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
- Australia: Forests Alive (TAS)
- India: Wind Power (Tamil Nadu)
- Vietnam: Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation
- Australia: Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor (WA)
- India: Bundled Solar Power Project
- Indonesia: Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Borneo)
- Timor-Leste (East Timor): WithOneSeed carbon forestry project
- China: Gansu Zhangye Heihe Longhui Small Scale Hydropower
- Brazil: CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project
- Uganda: Impact Carbon’s Improved Cookstoves
Conserving habitat and biodiversity
Investing in forestry credits means your organisation is helping biodiversity. Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions through Forests Alive conservation protects some of Tasmania’s most endangered species, such as the wedge-tailed eagle, spotted quoll, and Tasmanian devil.
Forests Alive project teams work closely with local Tasmanian landholders. Farmers who own and manage native forests can choose conservation rather than logging for income diversity. Carbon financing through recognised conservation projects provides landholders with higher returns. See the Forests Alive website.
Bundled project – Spinning Mills Association
This is a grouped wind power initiative designed to develop a sustainable source of energy, and meet the needs of local small and medium scale industries.
Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA II) manages the project, bringing together investors with small power requirements. See more on the Tamil Nadu wind energy project on APX.
Food waste to renewable energy
Cai Be District turns an environmental problem into a clean energy solution. Processing rice for bran oil typically resulted in the disposal of husks into waterways. Decaying husks then released methane into the atmosphere, a greenhouse gas 21 times worse than carbon. Instead, Cai Be captures rice husk methane to produce electricity.
Wilmar Agro Vietnam Company, a rice bran oil producer, supplies husks to the Cai Be Thermal Energy Generation Project. The company procures and processes rice bran locally in the Cai Be District, so in addition to creating thermal energy from waste, transport emissions are minimal. See more about the Cai Be project on APX.
Protecting and recovering habitat
This is a Gold Standard (GS VER) project in Western Australia. The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor links small patches of remaining woodland and shrubland with newly planted vegetation. The corridor sits on WA’s wheatbelt north of Perth, where agriculture has devastated more than 90% of native habitat.
The project involves 20 to 40 species to maximise biodiversity, with plans to extend the corridor to 10,000 square kilometres. Supporting Yarra Yarra helps protect and recover flora and fauna such as Malleefowl, Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, and Western Spiny-tailed Skinks. See more on this project.
Solar energy replacing fossil fuels
The D.J. Malpani and Giriraj Enterprise project sells solar generated power to the state. It is then supplied to the Indian Grid to replace electricity primarily produced from fossil fuel sources The Enterprise is a voluntary initiative. Its plan is to replace the Indian Grid’s emissions with clean energy of approximately 95,656 tCO2e annually.
As a bundled activity the project incorporates solar installations in a few states, including Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Installed capacity is 56.25 MH. See more on the solar project on the Markit Registry.
InfiniteEARTH initiated this critical biodiversity project designed to conserve more than 91,000 hectares of tropical peat swampland.
Located on Borneo’s south coast, Rimba Raya Biodiversity protects an area rich with flora and fauna, including the endangered Bornean orangutan. The project creates a buffer between government approved palm oil plantations and Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park. See the Rimba Raya website.
Simple action. Many people. Big impact.
WithOneSeed is the first Gold Standard verified (GS VER) carbon forestry program in Timor-Leste. It is working with subsistence farming communities to replant forests, creating a carbon store. This project helps build local economies. It also delivers practical education and training in agroforestry and permaculture to create a more sustainable, equal and just world.
WithOneSeed is about climate justice, sustaining development and achieving climate regulation at local and national levels in Timor-Leste. The project supports 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. See more on WithOneSeed.
This project, called the Gansu Zhangye Heihe Longhui Small Scale Hydropower, operates in the Sunan County of Gansu Province in northwest China.
The project consists of two 6.5 MW turbines, supplying over 50,000 MWh of electricity to the grid annually. Gansu hydropower generates electricity from the Heihe River, supplying power to the Northwest China Grid. It is a clean alternative to the fuel-fired power generation that would otherwise satisfy the region’s demand. Emissions reductions from this clean energy project is an expected 43,786 tCO2e per year. See more on the Gansu small scale hydropower project on APX.
REDD APD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation / Avoiding Planned Deforestation
This project conserves 27,434.9 hectares of native rainforest in the Paragominas Municipality, Para State, Brazil.
Avoided deforestation supports biodiversity of the rainforest ecosystem, protecting a critically diverse ecosystem, including flora and fauna at risk, such as the endangered Ka’apori monkey.
The CIKEL project provides forest management under the Forest Stewardship Council Certification (FSC). CIKEL forest conservation prevents 9,432,299 tCO2 from entering the atmosphere. It also supports social development for the local population. See more on the CIKEL REDD project on APX.
Over a period of 10 years the Impact Carbon organisation has implemented a sustainable cookstove program. The project reduces the use of charcoal in cooking by as much as 50% in Ugandan communities. It is the first cookstove initiative to earn Gold Standard certification, and brings both sustainability and cost saving benefits to these communities.
With a handful of manufacturers and clear messaging, energy efficient cookstoves are increasingly in demand, resulting in a commercially sustainable market in Uganda. Revenues fund 100% of the project and support growth in partnering manufacturers.
More projects available
This is a small sample of projects we supply from and can source for your organisation. There are many other types and locations available.