Carbon Credit Projects – Some Options
Choose the right offsetting project – Australian or global
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 Climate Active (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS)).
Some projects to consider:
- Australia: Forests Alive (TAS)
- Australia: Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor (WA)
- India: Wind Power (Rajasthan)
- India: Solar Photovoltaic Power Project (Gujarat)
- Vietnam: Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation (Cai Be)
- Indonesia: Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Borneo)
- Brazil: Jari/Amapá Brazilian Amazon REDD+ Project
- Timor-Leste (East Timor): WithOneSeed carbon forestry project
- Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes – Cleaner Cookstoves
- China: Liucheng Biomass Power Generation
- China: CECIC HKC Gansu Changma Wind Power Project (Yumen County)
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.
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 shrub land 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.
Clean energy and community co-benefits
This bundled wind power project generates 59.4 MW in two areas of Rajasthan. Its avoided emissions are approximately 102,870 million tCO2e.
Orange Renewable Power Private Limited, the company implementing the project, provides co-benefits for the community, with an emphasis on clean water and sanitation. They contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See more on the APX Registry.
Solar energy replacing fossil fuels
This project in the Surendranagar District of Gujarat consists of 25 MW of grid interactive solar photovoltaic power. The avoided emissions over ten years is 410,340 tCO2e. As well as a source of clean energy that leaves no footprint behind, the project benefits the community, the local economy and social well being. It is a source of employment, and its success encourages growth into in the region. See more on the APX Registry.
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.
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. It is the largest privately-funded orangutan sanctuary worldwide.
This project creates a buffer between government approved palm oil plantations and Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park. It is the largest REDD+ project globally, in terms of avoided emissions. Rimba Raya protects approximately 65,000 hectares of peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, resulting in more than 130 million tonnes of avoided carbon emissions.
Rimba Raya also develops programmes in surrounding villages improving lives for these locals. It proudly adheres to 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through education, employment and a more positive future outlook. See the Rimba Raya website.
Protecting Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests
The Jari/Amapá project protects FSC-certified forests in the Jari Valley of Brazil. It is located across the Pará and Amapá states, also home to several communities and smallholders.
Biofílica and Grupo Jari lead this work to reduce deforestation and degradation at a time of rapid decline. As well as sustainable forest management, the project monitors biodiversity, and is a site for scientific research. Social co-benefits flow to five communities living within and around the project area. Local smallholders receive technical knowledge and assistance for sustainable food production.
Jari/Amapá is a REDD+ initiative – a United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation project in developing countries. Its overriding goal is to reduce 3,450,278 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in a 30-year period. Find more on the project 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.
Benefits for the environment, health and much more
Improved Kitchen Regimes is a Gold Standard carbon credit project (VER) that provides households with energy efficient cookstoves. Over 20,000 stoves are now in use in the Bugesera District of Rwanda, where local communities burn biomass for cooking, mainly in the form of unsustainably collected firewood.
These cleaner stoves require substantially less fuel. Critically for the people, they result in a better quality of life and improved health. This is a CO2balance project, a British profit-for-purpose carbon management consultancy. CO2balance ensures the project addresses several UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). See more on the CO2balance website.
Organic matter providing electricity to the grid.
The Liucheng Biomass Power Generation project sits in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Biomass is an organic matter that, through direct-burning boilers and steam turbines and generators, will provide electricity to the South China Power Grid.
Liucheng’s total installed capacity is 30 MW. With an annual operation of 6,000 hours, the generated electricity is 180,000 MWh. This project can provide almost 158,000 MWh of grid-connected clean energy generation.
Wind power generation a source of energy security
Located Southwest of Yumen Town, this project consists of 134 wind turbines of 1,500 kW. They are connected locally to the Northwest grid in Gansu Province. The wind farm provides a much needed boost in electricity for the area. China’s rapid economic growth has resulted in frequent power outages. A local source of clean electricity gives energy security to the region. It is also a source of employment and educational opportunities for the community. See more about on the APX Registry.
- Request a brochure on the CECIC HKC Gansu Changma Wind Power Project, Yumen County China (PDF)
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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.
Take a closer look
An environmental initiative, this project also provides many co-benefits for the community. Request a brochure (PDF).
This is a critical biodiversity project designed to conserve more than 91,000 hectares of tropical peat swampland. Request a brochure (PDF).
This project turns otherwise abundant waste into thermal energy. Request a brochure (PDF).