ethiCarbon® is an international solidarity-based initiative...
launched by ENERGIES 2050 in 2011. It enables citizens, associations, businesses, cities and other actors to assess and then to offset their greenhouse gas emissions, through the financing of ethical and solidarity projects in vulnerable countries. ethiCarbon® thus contributes to raise global awareness around the issue of climate change and sustainable development while giving everyone the means to act in a fully transparent manner.
ethiCarbon®’s objectives are thus twofold.First, it aims to raise knowledge among all users, regardless of their country of origin and situation, about the impacts of their activities on the climate system, and by this mean encourage the adoption of low-carbon, sober in resources, production and consumption patterns. Then, ethiCarbon® aims to support the financing of projects with high added value in vulnerable communities and countries, through mechanisms linked to solidarity and carbon compensation and finance.
Principles of operation
three simple stepsTo participate ethiCarbon®, simply follow these three simple steps:
We have selected for you a set of carbon calculators, accompanied by some explanations, which will allow you to assess the carbon impact associated with your lifestyle and consumption. These are generic, non-commercial tools that all help to evaluate your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Enter the result of your carbon footprint calculation in the dedicated space. The amount of your contribution to the ethiCarbon® initiative is calculated directly. The carbon price used here is voluntarily higher than that of the markets in order to be able to support projects with high social and environmental value, beyond the climate issue and for communities or situations of high vulnerability.
Once you have determined the amount of your contribution (you can of course adjust this amount according to your resources, your possibilities or your desires), you have two options: