How does the QAS make it easier for businesses and consumers to buy carbon offsets?

At least 40 checks are carried out annually on QAS-Certified carbon offsets covering emissions factors, calculation methodologies, project methodologies, registry retiral, radiative forcing index, Environmental Claims best practice, pricing, information provision and individual company checks, so that businesses and consumers don’t have to. We also make sure that QAS-Certified carbon offsets steer clear of contentious issues such as large hydro projects, outdated versions HFC23 methodologies or the use of carbon credits for investment purposes, for example.

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