Frequently Asked Questions
What does net zero mean ?
What is a carbon offset credit?
Individuals, organizations, and businesses can purchase a carbon offset credit and then choose to either trade or can “retire” the credit. If retired, the purchaser can claim the offset as a part of their reduction towards their own GHG reduction goals.
What is the difference between compliance offsets and voluntary offset programs?
Why would a company want to purchase carbon offsets?
Voluntary carbon offsets are often purchased in coordination with public relations efforts or sustainability campaigns to present a company or organization as an active climate actor.
What is a carbon credit project?
Carbon offset projects are only verified if the project can consistently demonstrate a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, above the status quo.
What are the different types of carbon projects?
Are there different types of carbon credits?
Avoidance offsets are generated by activities that reduce future emissions through emissions prevention (building a wind farm instead of new natural gas energy).
Removal offsets extract existing carbon from the atmosphere.
Why are there differences in price depending on the type of project?
Moreover, carbon credits adhere to supply and demand market-based values. Therefore, the prices of projects can vary depending on the supply and demand.
How do Azzera select the recommended offset projects?
What is third party verification?
Azzera offers a selection of the highest quality offset credits with the lowest risk to ensure our client’s investment does the most.
What is a carbon offset registry?
Does purchasing carbon credits eliminate the need for emissions reduction?
How do I calculate my carbon footprint?
How do I retire my offsets?
Where are my retirement certificates?
What is greenwashing?
At Azzera we carefully select the highest quality carbon offset projects, which are carefully vetted to ensure they make a significant positive environmental contribution.
Azzera does not condone greenwashing of any form and believes carbon offsets should be used when possible in partnership with a broader sustainability strategy aimed at emissions reduction.
What are carbon project co-benefits?
Examples can include improved air quality, land conservation and habitat protection, additional jobs for local community members, and community health benefits.
Still have a question?
This is not an easy topic. We get it. Please refer to our FAQ section or get in touch if you have questions or wish to learn more. If you are a supplier or project developer in carbon removal or reduction we would also love to hear from you.