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Requirements – Carbon-Neutral Certification

The Carbon CareTM certification by Enviro-access for events recognizes efforts made by an organization or an event organizer to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsibly. Through this recognition, Enviro-access confirms that the organization or the organizer is sensitive to the problem of climate change and proactive in managing the gas emissions produced in the planning and staging of the event.

Requirements for Carbon CareTM Carbon-Neutral Certification for an Organization

An organization that wishes to achieve a carbon-neutral certification for its GHG emissions compensation for a specific year must, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, comply with the following additional requirements:

  • Have compensated all direct and indirect energy emissions detailed in the GHG inventory ending during the year for which the certification shall apply by purchasing and withdrawing GHG emissions, meeting one or the other of the following requirements:
    • Credits issued by one of the following recognized programs: Verified Carbon Standards (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), The Gold Standard
    • GHG emission reductions from a GHG project that complies with ISO standard 14064-2 and audited, with a reasonable level of assurance, by an auditing firm accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
  • Provide proof of payment for, or withdrawal of, GHG emission reductions.

Requirements for Carbon CareTM Carbon-Neutral Certification for an Organization

An organizer wishing to achieve a carbon-neutral certification, for compensating an event’s GHG emissions, must in addition to meeting the basic requirements meet the following additional requirements:

Prior to staging the event

  • Enter into an agreement to purchase and withdraw GHG emissions to compensate all emissions in the GHG inventory. These reductions must meet one or the other of the following requirements:
    • Credits issued by one of the following recognized programs: Verified Carbon Standards (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), or The Gold Standard.
    • GHG emissions reductions from a GHG project that complies with ISO standard 14064-2 and audited with a reasonable level of assurance by an auditing firm accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
  • Provide a copy of the purchase and withdrawal agreement.

 Following the event

  • Confirm the accuracy of the GHG emissions evaluated prior to staging the event.
  • Provide proof of payment for, or withdrawal of, GHG emissions reductions to compensate for the GHG emissions in the planning and staging of the event and whose accuracy was confirmed.