Green-e® Climate is the first and only consumer protection and certification program for retail carbon offsets. It complements project certification programs by ensuring that offset sellers 1) source only verified and properly tracked and credited reductions from high-quality projects certified under project standards that meet a high standard of quality, 2) retire correct volumes and types of emissions reductions on behalf of customers based on an audit of sales and supply, and 3) provide customers with sufficient and accurate disclosure and do not mislead customers with inaccurate advertising. As such, Green-e Climate certification provides quality assurances covering the entire chain of custody of the emissions reduction, streamlining all of the vital elements of a credible offset into a single certification mark. The Program is intended to strengthen credibility in the voluntary carbon market and thereby promote use of carbon offsets by individuals and companies to reduce their greenhouse gas footprints.
Introduction to Green-e Climate Videos. Two short videos introducing Green-e Climate and its role in the marketplace. Introduction to Green-e Climate (left), and What We Do (right).
"The Green-e Climate program is the first program to address retailer accountability for the voluntary market and fills an important niche for quality assurance." —Stockholm Environment Institute
"It's kind of like the Wild West out there, and that's why we're glad that there's this credible certification program." —Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Are you an offset seller?
Certify your offsets! Green-e Climate certifies carbon offset products offered by retail sellers in the voluntary market. See the unique assurances that we provide and the benefits of certification here. Interested in becoming a participating seller of Green-e Climate Certified offsets? Start here.
Are you a standard-setting organization with offset project standards?
Green-e Climate endorses GHG project certification programs as eligible to supply reductions to Certified offset products. Interested in becoming an Endorsed Program? Start here.
Are you an offset project owner/developer?
Only projects that are registered with an endorsed project certification program can supply reductions to Green-e Climate Certified offset products. Please contact one of our Endorsed Programs to become eligible. Start here.
Are you buying carbon offsets?
Buy Green-e Climate certified! Green-e Climate is a consumer protection and certification program for retail carbon offsets. You can purchase Certified offsets from one of the offset sellers listed here.