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South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability financing solutions and services, with over 250 experts in 18 global offices. For more than a decade, South Pole has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil sector organisations to accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society. The company’s expertise covers funding of projects and technology, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits. South Pole has mobilised climate-finance to over 700 projects in emissions reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use.
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In general, there are no European-based projects that are certified by international approved standards available. Since
The pre-selected offsetting projects are certified by international approved standards “Gold Standard” and “Verified Carbon Standard” (VCS). The “Gold Standard” was developed by the environmental organization WWF, whereas VCS was initiated by the non-profit organization Verra. Those quality standards assure an environmental compliant development of the projects. On top of that, independent third party providers verify and review the projects on a six month basis.
The estimated offsetting value differs among the projects due to different costs associated with the respective projects. Those costs are influenced by location-based third-party costs for implementation, operation, and audit of the projects.
The emissions are estimated based on the desired mileage and the individual consumption. By using the consumption your individual driving behavior is considered.
You can receive updates about the selected offsetting projects by indicating it in the course of the payment on South Pole’s payment page. You will then receive updates about the projects progress every 6 month.
Once you press the ”Offset Emissions” button, you will be forwarded to South Pole, the chosen offsetting partner. To complete the process you will need to enter your personal data and choose the method of payment at South Pole's Impact form.