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What is Carbon Offsetting in Carbon Markets?

For companies interested in becoming more environmentally and socially responsible, carbon offsets have been a key item of interest. Carbon offsets are how companies neutralize their carbon emissions. 

To get started, organizations measure their carbon footprint and calculate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are being emitted from their products. Items that companies measure range from the materials needed to develop a product, the energy required to run the business to flights team members take. To balance these negative environmental impacts, organizations can make a positive impact by helping fund sustainability projects. 

What is Carbon Offsetting? 

Companies buy carbon credits from programs that help to improve the environment. A carbon credit is a financial unit of measurement that allows companies and individuals to contribute towards a low-carbon future.

Each carbon credit that is sold helps organizations contribute to reducing carbon emissions as part of a larger project. Once a carbon credit has been used, it’s removed from carbon registries. To make an impact annually, organizations will need to purchase carbon credits each year to offset their carbon footprint. 

How does Carbon Offsetting Work? 

Carbon dioxide has the same impact on the climate no matter where it is emitted. Carbon offsetting helps promote offsetting the emission of carbon from product development. By supporting an activity that helps reduce an organization’s carbon footprint, they’re giving back to the environment. 

For organizations interested in carbon offsetting, they are able to purchase carbon credits which help cancel out the impact of some of their projects. A carbon credit is the certificate that a practice has removed 1 tonne of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

In agriculture, a carbon credit is generated through broad adoption of farm management practices that replenish the soil and help trap carbon in the ground, meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and improvements in soil-based carbon sequestration.

How CIBO can help with Carbon Offsetting 

CIBO believes any individual or organization can be part of the climate change solution. Climate change affects everyone, and by purchasing carbon credits though CIBO, you can be part of the solution. CIBO Carbon Credits are generated from US farmers’ regenerative practices, which help rebuild the soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

CIBO’s next-generation technology connects farmers with the carbon credits that come from their own sustainable farming choices and enables them sell their credits directly to individuals with carbon offset commitments or interest, through a new, voluntary carbon marketplace.

When farmers use sustainable farming methods, like no-till or cover crops, they capture and keep carbon in their fields, preventing it from joining existing greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. CIBO Carbon quantifies the carbon that farmers prevent from releasing to the atmosphere, calculating credits that they can sell to people who want to balance out their own carbon footprint. Farmers who want to use regenerative practices get a financial incentive to do so, and purchasers get the peace of mind of knowing that they’ve reduced their impact on the planet.

CIBO Enterprise helps Companies Interested in Offsetting

CIBO Enterprise provides organizations a path and a platform to fulfill their sustainability, regeneration, and carbon neutrality goals in today’s complex landscape. Enterprises use CIBO Enterprise to monitor, measure, and verify regenerative practices throughout their agriculture

network. The technology allows farmer-focused organizations to enhance their supplier and customer relationship. 

CIBO’s robust technology platform and user-friendly application enable easy grower enrollment, quantification and verification of carbon credits, roll-up land insights from parcels to portfolios and real-time notifications. Now, farmer-focused enterprises can directly engage their grower network in regeneration programs and their supply chain to improve offsetting and sustainability at scale.

Interested in learning more about how CIBO can help organizations offset their organization? Explore our CIBO Enterprise offering.