Purchasing Carbon OffsetsA Guide for Canadian Consumers, Businesses, and Other Organizations

Publication - July 16, 2009 - By Pembina Institute, David Suzuki Foundation, Rich Wong

Note: Information in this guide is no longer up to date.

Purchasing Carbon Offsets: A Guide for Canadian Consumers, Businesses, and Organizations is a guide, published in 2009, for Canadians seeking to offset climate-altering emissions from air travel or other activities. The guide provides general information on offsets, as well as a comparative ranking of 20 offset vendors from Canada and around the world. The ranking is based on criteria established by staff from the Pembina Institute and the David Suzuki Foundation.  

It remains the sole responsibility and obligation of the reader to satisfy himself/herself of the accuracy, suitability and content of the information contained in this guide. The vendor results are only a snapshot in time, and prospective purchasers should perform their own due diligence before making any offset purchases. Mention of specific vendors, products or services in this guide does not imply endorsement of these vendors, products or services by the David Suzuki Foundation or the Pembina Institute or their staff.


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