The UK tree planting scheme incorporates tree buddying. This means for each tree pledged, as well as planting a tree, Carbon Footprint will also offset one tonne of CO2 through a VCS project, which guarantees to offset one tCO2.
This ensures your carbon offsetting:
- is fully verified
- meets international standards - including meeting strict additionality requirements
- meets BSI's PAS 2060 specification on carbon neutrality
- meets the Carbon Footprint Standard and
- continues to take additional CO2 out of the atmosphere during the life of the tree
What is REDD+ ?
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests. It offers incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development.
The United Nations created the REDD+ mechanism to quantify and value the carbon storage services that forests provide.