World Environment Day

5 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

Celebrated since 1974, the 5th of June is a renowned day for the environment. World Environment Day, it’s Time For Nature.

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The official statement headlining this years Environment day from the UN – ‘the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Despite all the benefits that our nature give us, we still mistreat it.

For many, this mistreatment does not come through choice, but a need for survival. The human environment is inextricably linked to our natural world, with developing countries heavily reliant on the primary natural resources our planet provides, firmly contributing to local and global environmental degradation due to a lack of other accessible options.

The communities involved in our projects are those in poverty-stricken situations, in remote areas with restricted opportunities or better alternatives. They often live in extreme situations without clean water sources or improved cooking methods. They are forced to deforestation trees locally as the most accessible fuel source so they can cook for their families.

CO2balance projects reduce carbon emissions through intervention to fix non-functioning technologies, such as broken boreholes; or distributing improved cookstoves to replace traditional open three-stone fires. This primary benefit promotes a reduction in carbon emissions, tackling climate change.

In line with our verification body the Gold Standard, our projects must also deliver social benefits which promote a climate secure, sustainable world. It is the standard for maximising and harmoniously combining climate and developmental interventions.

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CO2balance projects deliver a matrix of environmental and social benefits contributing to a range of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Gold Standard have strict requirements that must be adhered for projects to successfully reach verification and the delivery of carbon credits; one being that the project must contribute to at least 3 SDGs.

Supporting communities and helping lift them out of poverty is key to helping them reduce their impact on the natural environment. CO2balance projects, whether carbon or CSR, provide support and training to the involved communities. The type and direction of training depends on the aims and objectives of the project, which can be adapted to the communities and project type, to best suit those involved and maximise the impact.

If you are interested in offsetting your carbon footprint through environmentally and socially responsible projects email us or if you would like more information visit our website to explore our services and projects.