The Big Picture
The next few years are the most critical in human history for climate action.
Solutions are scaling fast, but we need short-term success to counteract humankind's slow progress on climate action. It's a false choice to make bets on where to focus because the reality is we need meaningful impact across the board. That's why we developed the Planet Portfolio, a one-stop shop that enables businesses to confidently and easily support multiple, transformative climate projects across all sectors.
The Planet Portfolio provides the best approach to companies seeking to support the most comprehensive climate impact.
The portfolio covers the three pillars of carbon mitigation: CO2 removal, emissions reduction, and the protection of high-value carbon stores. Several projects have also been included that innovate to bring new technologies forward or accelerate existing mitigation strategies.
Each project has been carefully selected according to rigorous qualification criteria that align with the latest science. Each provides ongoing performance monitoring with frequent updates on your impact. The impact of the portfolio goes beyond carbon to provide many verifiable co-benefits to nature and local communities.
How this portfolio is different
- Projects are hand-selected and evaluated against 15+ criteria
- Balanced across project types according to latest science
- Delivers both immediate impacts and outcomes over the next five years
- Diversification allows for scale and risk mitigation
- Funds a global set of projects across the spectrum
13 projects in total
Carbon dioxide removal — 6 projects
Putting (Bio)Oil Back Underground
Remove carbon by converting biomass into bio-oil that is put back underground.
Kansas, United States
Turning Wood Waste Into Soil Nutrition
Industry-leading biochar production and innovation.
Biochar Made From Pistachio Shells
Turning nut waste into clean energy and soil-boosting high quality biochar.
California, United States
Restoring Forests with Drone Technology
Tech-based planting technology to reforest from the air.
Oregon, United States
Bio-Engineered Trees that Capture Even More Carbon
Planting photosynthesis-enhanced trees for increased carbon removal.
Georgia, United States
Pioneering Carbon Dioxide Removal
Scalable deployment of Direct Air Capture in the U.S. with Project Bison.
Wyoming, United States
Carbon dioxide emissions reduction — 3 projects
Converting Landfill Methane Into Clean Energy
Capturing planet-warming methane gas for cleaner energy to replace coal-fired power plants.
Mare Chicose, Mauritius
Clean Cooking in Rural Honduras
Putting clean and efficient cookstoves in the hands of those that need them most.
Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Replacement of Foam Blowing Agents
Replacement of high global warming potential (GWP) foam blowing agents with next generation, industrial chemicals.
Carbon stock protection — 2 projects
Sky Islands Indigenous Guardianship
Ensuring people and nature thrive through support for Indigenous guardianship
Ferafolia and Mai-Maasina, Solomon Islands
Bolstering coastal community livelihoods through mangrove habitat protection.
Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Innovation & accelerators — 2 projects
Projects are distributed across the world
Your impact scorecard
Every purchase of this portfolio comes with an Impact Scorecard showing the overall projected impact of the CO2 certificate you purchased. This scorecard aggregates the positive SDG-aligned outcomes of the projects in the portfolio, including Nature and Community impacts.
Different projects achieve outcomes in different time frames. Some projects have already achieved some goals, while others are just kicking off and may take one or a few years to attain their full impact. As projected impacts become realized, your CO2 dashboard will show your progress. These metrics aim to represent the range of benefits that projects achieve but do not tell the whole story, so we'll also send you biannual reports that include qualitative assessments of project performance.
Projects may not always go as planned. We will always tell you when they do or do not hit the mark, and how we are addressing any issues that arise. We are committed to the highest levels of transparency and raising standards across the industry.
Impact Scorecard for a $10,000 purchase
How we verify impact
CO2.com partners with research organizations, rating agencies, data providers, and third party auditors to independently verify climate, environmental, and social impact.
Based on the project, ratings and data from the following organizations have been considered in CO2’s due diligence process. Specific partners vary by project type.
Sustainable Development Goals
This portfolio supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
The Planet Portfolio represents a well-researched and balanced mix of high-quality projects. It aims to make it easy for businesses to accelerate towards achieving net-zero and being nature positive.
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