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In the quest for a more sustainable and biodiverse future, we champion Nature Positive Initiatives and invite businesses and individuals alike to join us in our mission. Together, we can make a tangible impact on the environment and create a greener, healthier planet.
Support reforestation and contribute to ecosystem and wildlife restoration
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How about planting trees every month?
With our monthly plan, you can make a significant impact on the environment by planting trees every month. In addition, as part of your subscription, we will support the avoidance of carbon emissions through UN verified carbon projects.
Take your first steps into climate action. Every journey needs a starting point!
The ideal plan for those who want to have a positive impact in the planet!
You are a true climate champion! Your trees are helping to build solid ecossystems for our planet.
Mono Titi Project
Do you want to visit your planting sites?
We can help you organize the trip of a lifetime! Visit the Adidas planting site in Peru or the Columbus State University planting site in Costa Rica.
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See your country´s average CO2 emissions per person/ year
|Country||Year||Annual CO2 emissions (tonnes per capita)|
|(your country average CO2 emissions per capita will appear here)||(base year: 2021)||(@ CO2 tonnes per capita)|
|Antigua and Barbuda||2021||5|
|Asia (excl. China and India)||2021||4|
|Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba||2021||3.9|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2021||4.1|
|British Virgin Islands||2021||5.1|
|Central African Republic||2021||0|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||2021||0|
|Europe (excl. EU-27)||2021||8.3|
|Europe (excl. EU-28)||2021||9.3|
|European Union (27)||2021||6.3|
|European Union (28)||2021||6.1|
|North America (excl. USA)||2021||4.3|
|Papua New Guinea||2021||0.9|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2021||5|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||2021||10.5|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2021||2|
|Sao Tome and Principe||2021||0.6|
|Sint Maarten (Dutch part)||2021||14.7|
|Trinidad and Tobago||2021||23.7|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||2021||7.6|
|United Arab Emirates||2021||21.8|
|Wallis and Futuna||2021||2.4|
How does our way of life impact our planet?
CO2 emissions are created every day when we use public transportation or drive, when we heat and cool our homes, when we take vacations or celebrate a special moment.
You can compensate your emissions by supporting Green Initiative’s preferred Clean Development Mechanism – CDM projects.
The CDM allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each CER equivalent to one tonne of CO2.
The mechanism stimulates sustainable development and emission reductions, while giving industrialized countries some flexibility in how they meet their emission reduction limitation targets.This benefits not only the climate but also the local population.
Forest Friends Certification
Championing Ecosystem Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation for a Nature Positive Sustainable Future
The Forest Friends Certified seal is granted to organizations committed to enhancing nature’s positive impacts through ecosystem restoration following the United Nations Decade for Ecosystems Restoration standards.
The seal is a pioneering certification developed by Green Initiative, designed to actively support reforestation efforts that contribute to Science-Based Ecosystems and Wildlife Restoration, ultimately transforming lives by nurturing biodiverse forests.
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Mitigation for Businesses
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Frequently Asked 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.