What is a carbon credit?

A carbon credit (aka carbon offset) is a tradable certificate that represents a one tonne reduction in carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) below a specified quota from projects actively aimed at decreasing emissions.

How do you generate carbon credits?

To generate a carbon credit/offset, you must have an eligible project that reduces emissions to the atmosphere in at least one of three ways:

  1. Capturing emissions that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere
  2. Sequestering (storing) emissions from being released in the first place
  3. Using renewable or clean forms of energy rather than fossil fuels
What types of projects does Radicle sell voluntary market offsets from?

All of our projects meet the highest quality standards and promote the shift to a low carbon economy. We offer a variety of both project types and jurisdictions. If you’d like to learn more about the individual projects, please email [email protected].

Does Radicle sell voluntary offsets directly to individuals?

Yes! We work with both organizations and individuals to measure, reduce, and offset their emissions. If you’d like to neutralize your personal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, then please visit travel.radiclebalance.com

How can I determine the quality of an offset?

A high-quality carbon offset:

  • Is additional: this activity directly led to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that would not have otherwise happened.
  • Is permanent: these emissions reductions will never be reversed.
  • Avoids issues such as double counting (meaning it will only be sold once) and leakage (the activity simply moves to another location).
  • Is validated and verified by qualified third parties.
  • Is certified to a recognized standard, which in North America would include Canadian federal (under development), state, and provincial-level compliance offset registries (e.g., Alberta Emissions Offset Registry), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), American Carbon Registry (ACR), Gold Standard, and Verra.
Can farmers still sign up for carbon credits under the conservation cropping program in Alberta?

There is always an expiry date to protocols, and the Alberta conservation cropping program is ending on December 31, 2021. With the program ending, we are unable to sign up any new landowners into the program.