Climate change is happening, what options do I have?
You might think that this problem is too big for you to solve. You might be right, but your individual impact will contribute towards the bigger picture, and together, we'll promote change to save our planet. Our goal at Decarb is to make this as easy as possible for you to have an impact.
If you want to be part of the solution, we've got your back!
1 - Measure
If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Go and calculate the carbon emissions caused by your daily activities.
2 - Reduce
Change begins at the individual level. At Decarb, we help you reduce your carbon footprint one step at a time.
Be part of the solution
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Change the way you fight
Become part of the solution. If you want to be on the loop!
We simplify for you
We will prepare a custom plan adapted for you based on your responses. It will be as easy as it can get. You will receive different recommendations, some might be evident but others are not that obvious.
Saving the earth is easy
Decarb helps you reduce your carbon footprint one step at a time. The first step is to complete a free self-assessment to measure what your current carbon footprint is. Based on your responses you will receive different recommendations for you to start having an impact.
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We have already offseted more than 100 metric tonnes of CO2. Be part of the solution!
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Accelerate the transition to a sustainable and low carbon economy, by investing and developing game-changing technologies and projects. Our goal is to decouple growth from carbon emissions and material consumption.
We lead by example
The internet uses a lot of energy, 10% of global electricity consumption. Internet is also responsible for 5% of our greenhouse gas emissions. Learn what we do to help.
Only 0.17g of CO2 is produced every time someone visits our website. That is better than 90% of the internet!
Fewer images, less data, simple and efficient settings.
Even if we try to maintain the most efficient site, we have some emissions. Don't worry, we offset the carbon we generate.
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HOW DOES DECARB WORKS ?
At Decarb we help you measure, reduce and offset your carbon footprint.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY CARBON FOOTPRINT ?
We use a carbon footprint calculator, you answer questions about yourself and we calculate the emissions associated with your activities. Your footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).
HOW DO I REDUCE MY CARBON FOOTPRINT ?
You can reduce your carbon footprint with small actions like walking or biking. Others might be more difficult and sometimes some habits might need to be changed. At Decarb we create a custom list of actions for you!
WHAT IS A CARBON OFFSET ?
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.
HOW TO BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL ?
1 - Measure - Calculate your carbon footprint. Use our FREE online carbon footprint calculator.
2 - Reduce - We will send a customize action plan to help you reduce your emissions.
3 - Offset - Offset from our portfolio: view projects from our carbon offset portfolio.
WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Climate change is a significant long-term change in the expected patterns of weather over a significant period of time. Climate change is about unusual variations to the climate and the effects of these variations on Earth, it could be changes of temperature, glaciers shrunk, accelerated sea-level rise and longer, more intense heat waves and droughts.
Earth’s climate has always changed, even without the influence of humans, Earth has natural climate changes. The danger comes from the anthropogenic climate change, which means the climate changed produced by humans.
WHAT IS NATURAL CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Earth’s climate has always changed, it is driven by the amount of energy received and lost. The Earth has natural cycles that drive climate without human influence. The main factors that contribute to natural climate change are the earth axial tilt around the sun, the energy from the sun (light), ocean warming and cooling cycles, volcanic activities, and glacial cycles. In the last 650,000 years, the Earth has seen seven ice ages.
WHAT IS ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Anthropogenic climate change is caused by humans. It is directly linked to the burnt of fossil fuels, aerosol releases, and deforestation. With the Industrial Revolution, we can see a major spike in temperature levels and climate influences. Fossil fuel burning creates greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide which traps heat.
HOW CAN I FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Reduce your carbon footprint, by avoiding and reducing your GHG emissions. You can promote carbon sinks, plant trees and avoid deforestation.
WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT ?
Your carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, household or organization. Our day to day activities are responsible for climate change.
WHAT IS A CARBON SINK ?
A carbon sink is a reservoir that absorbs more carbon dioxide than it releases. The ocean is a natural carbon sink but sinks can also be artificial, Climeworks is removing carbon from the air in Iceland.
WHY IF THE TEMPERATURE CHANGED IN THE PAST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TODAY ?
There were indeed ice ages and warm ages before, there are two main differences though, first the speed of the change, in the past, it did not change that fast. Second current natural causes of climate change can not explain the rapid temperature rise, some scientist even says that temperatures should go down towards an ice age.
HOW DO WE KNOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING ?
In the last 650,000 years, we have never seen carbon dioxide above 300 parts per million. With the industrial revolution, we have seen the concentration skyrocket. There is a close relationship between carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas and temperature, GHG concentration in the atmosphere increases, so does the temperature. Note that homo sapiens (us) have been around for just 350,000 years.
Source: Nasa, This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Luthi, D., et al.. 2008; Etheridge, D.M., et al. 2010; Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA Mauna Loa CO2 record.)
IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.
CLIMATE CHANGE VS GLOBAL WARMING
Climate change refers to the long-term trends of global average temperature, humidity and climate patterns over the years, decades or centuries.
While global warming refers to the period from 1850 to 1980 where greenhouse gas emissions from humans warmed significantly the earth.
WHAT IS A GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) ?
A greenhouse gas, a.k.a. GHG is a gas present in our atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy. Greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect, heat is absorbed by the atmosphere, responsible for the increasing temperatures. The main greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.
GHG CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE ?
Not all greenhouse gases are created equal. Some have more impact than others. Water vapor and clouds account for between 36-72%, carbon dioxide between 9-26%, methane between 4-9% and ozone 3 to 7%. An increase in temperatures will create more water vapor, exacerbating the problem.
HOW MUCH CARBON DOES A TREE OFFSET ?
A tree can absorb 21kg (48lbs) of CO2 per year and can sequester 1 ton of CO2 by the time it reaches 40 years old.
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Decarb allows you to purchase carbon offsets from selected projects. We want to make sure that the projects are certified by the United Nations certified emission reductions (CERs) or others equivalent standard.
Decarb provides a platform for Buyers to understand, learn and reduce their carbon emissions as well as purchasing carbon offsets and/or credits from projects located around the world. By shopping at Decarb, you agree to:
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While you will pay the price shown on the website, Decarb will take 15% of the proceeds from your purchase price to cover administration costs and variable charges.
Decarb holds a stock of carbon credits, after purchase, Decarb will retire the carbon credits from its inventory. This is essential to ensure the credits are not recirculated or resold.
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Determine the number of carbon credits you need to offset your carbon footprint.
Pick a project, select the number of credits you wish to purchase, and then add them to your basket. Proceed to the checkout and pay through Stripe.
We will retire the credits within 7 days from the purchase.
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