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LimaTours Sets a New Standard for Sustainable Tourism in Peru
Tourism in Peru and Carbon Neutrality in Action With its tremendous growth and global reach, the tourism industry has become a significant contributor to carbon
Achieving Carbon Neutrality
The Race to Transform Last-Mile Delivery The rapid growth of e-commerce and online shopping has led to a significant increase in last-mile delivery. Last-mile delivery
Methane Emissions and climate change
Anthropogenic methane emissions and their implications for climate change within the next decade The Sixth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Social Solutions International Partners with Green Initiative
SSi Demonstrates Clear Commitment to Impactful Change by Developing Climate Action Strategy Washington D.C. – Social Solutions International (SSi), a woman-owned, full-service consulting firm dedicated
Carbon Neutral Logistics: A Business Opportunity and Climate Imperative
The context The logistics industry plays a significant role in the economy. The global logistics market is projected to reach USD 12.68 trillion by 2027,
Walking the Talk: Why USAID Contractors Should Care About Carbon Footprints?
US Government’s OASIS+ Contract Vehicle Promotes Sustainability and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, governments, and organizations
The Importance of Investing in Carbon Capture Technologies
The Earth’s natural carbon sinks: Understanding their vital role in climate change The Earth has a remarkable ability to naturally sequester carbon, through a variety
From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Style: The Urgent Need to Decarbonize the Fashion Industry
Fashion Industry Valued at Over $2.5 Trillion, but will it remain competitive? The global fashion industry was valued at over $2.5 trillion in 2020 and
Why should the Wine Industry in Latin America Integrate Climate Action at the core of their business models?
The wine industry is one of Latin America’s most important export sectors, especially for countries like Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Wine production in Latin America
Why Logistics Companies Should Provide Climate Smart Services and Gain Competitive Advantages
The logistics industry is a vital component of the global economy, responsible for transporting goods and materials worldwide. However, it is also a significant contributor
The Potential Impact of EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on Latin American Food Producers: Mitigation Actions and Support from Green Initiative
Latin American Food Exporters Worried About Impacts of EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on Agricultural and Food Trade The European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
The Impact of ASCART: How Sustainable Agriculture Can Support Climate Goals in the Amazon
ASCART, a Conservation Association of Amazon Chestnut Producers, Safeguarding 39,765 Hectares of Biodiverse Forest in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve ASCART, the “Association of Amazon Chestnut
We Answer Your Questions
At Green Initiative we help our clients mobilize resources for climate financing, in addition to complying with climate regulations for international trade, improving the efficiency of their operations, reducing costs and adding value to their products and services, connecting them with the París Climate Agreement, and with the United Nations Sustainable Goals.
At the Green Initiative we have the necessary know-how to enable our clients to lead this transformation through actions that generate positive impacts for their organizations, as well as for the planet.
- we support your business full cycle of climate action, going beyond.
- science-based methodologies and tools.
- experience in various industries and countries.
- we are accredited as a support resource for United Nations Climate Change, GCOM, CDP, OnePlanet, Global Footprint Network, and UN Decade for Ecosystems Restoration.
- we provide a cost effective value proposition.
A Climate Certification is a formal endorsement of your organization’s work in progress and commitment to shift towards a low carbon emissions economy achieving net zero emissions by 2050 or before.
Green Initiative Climate Certifications offer direct benefits to increase your business competitiveness and sustainability performance, among which the following stand out:
- climate leadership
- climate action at the core of the business
- mobilize climate financing (loans and grants)
- compliance with international climate trade standards
- support innovation through climate-friendly products and services.
- aligns your business to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Green Initiative Carbon Neutral Certification A carbon neutral certification demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to decarbonisation, and the neutralisation of remaining impact through the support of environmental projects.
- Carbon Neutral Certified demonstrates that your business is committed to decarbonisation through clear science based mitigation targets, and has conducted the off-setting of remaining impact purchasing carbon credits that reduce and capture greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and forest conservation projects).
- Climate Positive Certified means that your business climate action has gone beyond neutrality, actually creating environmental and climate benefits by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through actions to protect, sustainably manage, and/or restore ecosystems.
We kneet the right sock for your shoe. In the travel industry, Green Initiative provides solutions for tourism operators offering carbon-neutral services as part of their post COVID recovery strategy.
Companies such as My Costa Rica and Inkaterra offset emissions with certified compensation projects and sponsor forest recovery.
Machu Picchu, the first CarbonNeutral Certified wonder of the world, is engaging tourists to offset their carbon footprint.
Adidas is sponsoring ecosystem restoration in a land the size of one football field in the Amazon; they are planting trees as part of their carbon mitigation goals.
REVERT is offsetting remaining emissions supporting climate solutions, and sponsoring climate positive action.
At Green Initiative, we provide funding for two complementary types of climate change mitigation solutions: one is planting native trees for ecosystems restoration, and the other is supporting natural and technology driven solutions through carbon credits.
Recently planted trees need to be nurtured and protected for years to provide environmental services such as carbon sinking. Planting a tree is a matter of having empathy with life on earth. Today, more than ever, we need to connect with global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and planting trees, under the scope of ecosystem restoration, provides a fundamental tool for reverting the natural climate crisis we are facing.
To conduct the carbon off-setting of your business the most consist approach to do so is through carbon credits.
Certificate for Emission Reduction, Certified Carbon Offset, or simply Carbon Credit is a certificate generated by an accountable body that represents reducing or removing one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.
These certificates aim to monetize the climate benefits embedded in specific projects and provide them with an additional revenue stream.
A Carbon Credit enables you to offset your business’s unavoidable carbon emissions by funding projects worldwide that avoid, reduce or capture greenhouse gases. A Carbon Credit is a part of an international mechanism endorsed by the United Nations that allows your business to claim carbon neutrality.
There are different levels for climate change mitigation results. Within your business, you should prove impact by monitoring your Key Climate Performance Indicators. You should be able to do so simply by conducting your carbon footprint assessment annually using Green Initiative Carbon Management Tool.
From a carbon footprint offsetting perspective, your business will prove to have compensated its carbon emissions through the provision of a Carbon Compensation Certificate. This certificate provides complete detailed information of the source (VERRA, Gold Standard, or CDM), type of credits (carbon reduction, avoidance, siking, or removal), and the specific market ID number of the credits used by your business to claim carbon neutrality.
Monitoring tree planting for ecosystems restoration is done by combining on the ground supervision with high-precision satellite images. Green Initiative provides one of the complete monitoring services available, effectively comparing the baseline situation with restoration performance.
We only work with tree-planting partners who plant trees responsibly. In addition, our partners are regularly audited by third parties, and publish internal reports for us with updates and data from our planting sites. Check out this performance monitoring report for our Costa Rica tree planting project.