A carbon offset is created when one metric ton (1000 kg) of greenhouse gas emissions is reduced or removed, and the credit for that carbon is sold to compensate for emissions elsewhere.
We can buy carbon offsets to compensate for our own emissions. But not all carbon offsets are equal. High-quality carbon offsets are verifiable (confirmed by a third party), enforceable (recorded to ensure they can only be claimed once), additional (wouldn’t have happened otherwise), permanent (hard to reverse), and transparent (well documented).
At Joro, we also believe offsets should contribute to a more just and sustainable world, so we also look at efficiency (low overhead costs), scalability (can contribute meaningfully to climate targets), catalytic potential (advances innovative approaches), environmental benefits (impact on local ecosystems), and community benefits (support for local communities).