Carbon Credit Projects – Some Options

Choose the right offsetting project – Australian or global

Photo of ranger. Kenya: Kasigau Corridor REDD+ carbon credit project
Carbon offsetting project: Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project (Southern Kenya).

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.

More help? Contact us for our plain English guide to carbon credits and carbon neutrality.

Here are a few projects our customers support through Pangolin’s certified carbon credit program. These are accepted abatement for Climate Active.

Some projects to consider:

Australia: Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor (Western Australia)

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo. Carbon offsetting project - Western Australia: Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
Carbon offsetting project – Western Australia: Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.

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.

Papua New Guinea:  NIHT Topaiyo REDD+ Project

Photograph - PNG: NIHT Topaiyo REDD+ Carbon Offsetting Project.
Carbon Offsetting Project – PNG: NIHT Topaiyo REDD+.

Protecting rainforest from deforestation, helping the community

Papua New Guinea loses an estimated 1.4 percent of its forested land each year. Intervention is critical to protect this biodiverse region from unsustainable logging practices.

NIHT Topaiyo REDD+ protects the forests in the provinces of New Ireland and East New Britain, thus also mitigating climate change. The conservation work includes community programs and aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals for better sanitation, educational opportunities, and employment.  See more on this project.

India: Wind Power (Rajasthan)

Clean energy and community co-benefits

School children and wind turbine. Carbon offsetting project - India (Rajasthan): Bundled Wind Power.
Carbon offsetting project – India (Rajasthan): Bundled Wind Power.

This bundled wind power  project generates 59.4 MW in two areas of Rajasthan and is expected to prevent greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 102,870 million tCO2e.

Orange Renewable Power implements this clean energy project and contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company focuses on eradicating hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in the region delivering infrastructure for better heath and sanitation. See more on the APX Registry.

India: Solar Photovoltaic Power (Gujarat)

Carbon offsetting project - India (Gujarat): Solar Photovoltaic Power.
Carbon offsetting project – India (Gujarat): Solar Photovoltaic Power.

Solar energy replacing fossil fuels

Located in the Surendranagar District  of Gujarat, this solar project consists of 25 MW of grid interactive solar photovoltaic power. It is expected that avoided emissions over ten years will reach 410,340 tCO2e. As well as providing a source of clean energy, the Gujarat solar farm brings important co-benefits to the area including employment and economic growth.  See more on the APX Registry.

Vietnam: Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation (Cai Be District)

Carbon offsetting project - Vietnam (Cai Be District): Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation.
Carbon offsetting project – Vietnam (Cai Be District): Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation.

Food waste to renewable energy

The Cai Be Rice Husk project turns an environmental problem into a clean energy solution. Processing rice for bran oil results in the disposal of husks into waterways. Husk decay releases methane into the atmosphere: a greenhouse gas 21 times worse than carbon. Cai Be captures rice husk methane to produce electricity.

Wilmar Agro Vietnam Company, a rice bran oil producer, supplies husks to the project. The company procures and processes rice bran locally, so in addition to creating thermal energy from waste, transport emissions are minimal.  See more about the Cai Be project on APX.

Indonesia: Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Borneo)

Orangutans. Carbon offsetting project: Borneo (Indonesia): Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve.
Carbon offsetting project: Borneo (Indonesia): Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve.

Retaining biodiversity

InfiniteEARTH initiated this critical biodiversity project which conserves more than 91,000 hectares of tropical peat swampland. It is an area rich in biodiversity that includes the highly endangered Bornean orangutan. Rimba Raya creates a buffer between government approved palm oil plantations and Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park. There are many benefits from this project: more than 130 million tonnes of avoided carbon emissions, and programmes that improve lives. Rimba Raya contributes to  all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. See the Rimba Raya website.

Brazil: Jari/Amapá Brazilian Amazon REDD+ Project

Farmer. Carbon offsetting project - Brazil: Jari/Amapá Amazon REDD+
Carbon offsetting project – Brazil: Jari/Amapá Amazon REDD+.

Protecting Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests

The Jari/Amapá REDD+ project protects FSC-certified forests in the Jari Valley of Brazil. The goal  of the project is to reduce 3,450,278 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in a 30-year period.

This initiative comes at a time of rapid environmental decline. Its mandate incorporates sustainable forest management, and critical scientific research such as monitoring biodiversity. The social co-benefits flow to five communities. Local smallholders receive technical knowledge and assistance in sustainable food production. Find more on the project website.

Timor-Leste (East Timor): WithOneSeed community forestry sustaining development

Rainforest. Carbon credit project WithOneSeed, Timor-Leste.
Carbon credit project – WithOneSeed, Timor-Leste.

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.

Kenya: Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project

Photograph of women working: Kenya,Kasigau Corridor REDD+ carbon offsetting project
Carbon offsetting project – Kenya: Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project.

A Wildlife Works forestry project protecting biodiversity

Kenya’s Kasigau Corridor has been devastated by the effects of a slash and burn practice  called mosaic deforestation. This practice and poaching has diminished the populations of many plants and animals which are now IUCN Red Listed. Without invention the region’s biodiversity faces collapse. Burning of the dryland forest also contributes greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. With the help of the local community, the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project protects flora and fauna and takes action to mitigate climate change.

Helping the environment and the lives of locals, this project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See more on the Kasigau Corridor forest conservation project.

 

Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes – Cleaner Cookstoves

Carbon offsetting project - Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes (cookstoves)
Carbon offsetting project – Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes (cookstoves).

Benefits for the environment, health and much more

This is a Gold Standard project  providing households in the Bugesera District with better cookstoves. The construction of the simple, energy-efficient stoves employs local people, boosting the prosperity of the district.

Villagers typically use biomass for cooking in poorly ventilated areas. They collect firewood unsustainably which removes important bio-matter from the environment. The cleaner cookstoves require less fuel, resulting in better health for householders and the environment.

This is a CO2balance profit-for-purpose project that aligns its initiatives with UN Sustainable Development Goals.  See more on the CO2balance website.

China: Liucheng Biomass Power Generation

Carbon offsetting project - China (Guangxi Province): Liucheng Biomass Power Generation.
Carbon offsetting project – China (Guangxi Province): Liucheng Biomass Power Generation.

Organic matter providing electricity to the grid.

The Liucheng Biomass Power Generation project is located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China near the Vietnam border.

Biomass is an organic substance that, through direct burning boilers, steam turbines, and generators, produces electricity.

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 provides approximately 158,000 MWh of grid-connected clean energy generation.

China: CECIC HKC Gansu Changma Wind Power (Yumen County, Gansu Province)

Wind turbines at sunset. Carbon offsetting project - China (Yumen County): CECIC HKC Gansu Changma Wind Power.
Carbon offsetting project – China (Yumen County): CECIC HKC Gansu Changma Wind Power.

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.

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

Carbon offsetting project - Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes (cookstoves) Rwanda: Improved Kitchen Regimes

An environmental initiative, this project also provides many co-benefits for the community. Request a brochure (PDF).

Orangutans. Carbon offsetting project: Borneo (Indonesia): Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve. Indonesia: Rimba Raya Biodiversity

This is a critical biodiversity project designed to conserve more than 91,000 hectares of tropical peat swampland. Request a brochure (PDF).

Carbon offsetting project - Vietnam (Cai Be District): Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation. Vietnam: Rice Husk Thermal Energy

This project turns otherwise abundant waste into thermal energy. Request a brochure (PDF).