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GSS CERT
SAVE THE CLIMATE
FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Green Savings Scheme is a certification project of high quality carbon offset
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Native American Proverb

GSS Cert is a high quality carbon offset built on blockchain

As a part of the GSS System, a dedicated IT platform registers participants, logs audit data, logs data for calculating GHG reduction, logs GHG unit data, logs GSS unit, and registers certificate data.

Key information, event and data flows are implemented in the GSS IT system based on the smart contracts blockchain mechanism.

Emission is certificated by a trusted, independent third-party entity. Only first-class factors and well researched aspects are incorporated into emission calculations.

The calculation of GHG reduction or GHG absorption from a project within the GSS system is initiated as part of a smart contract on the blockchain. The monitoring data is provided under the contract for calculation.

We provide standardized system for GHG emissions certification

We focus on 3 areas: forestry, land use and biogas plant installations

Forestry
Certification of forests
Land usage
Certification of Land Use Land Use Change
Biogas & Biomethane
Certification of biogas plants
Natural carbon capture mechanism

Deforestation and forest degradation account for 17-29% of global greenhouse gas emissions

GSS CERT focuses on forestry projects including reducing emissions from deforestation, reducing emissions from forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests, enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
Deforestation is a global issue. Beyond its destructive impacts on biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent people, it is a major driver of climate change and accounts for roughly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation
Reforestation is the process of planting trees in a forest where the number of trees has been decreasing. Afforestation is when new trees are planted or seeds are sown in an area where there were no trees before, creating a new forest
Natural carbon capture mechanism

Land Use Land Use Change

Land-use change can be a factor in CO2 (carbon dioxide) atmospheric concentration, and is thus a contributor to global climate change. IPCC estimates that land-use change (e.g. conversion of forest into agricultural land) contributes a net 1.6 ± 0.8 Gt carbon per year to the atmosphere. For comparison, the major source of CO2, namely emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement production, amount to 6.3 ± 0.6 Gt carbon per year.

Agricultural Land Management
Land plays an important role in global cycles of greenhouse gases (GHGs, the major GHGs are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)). Land use activities can result in emissions of such greenhouse gases to the atmosphere or removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Avoided Conversion of Grasslands
Globally, every year roughly 1.7 million hectares of natural grasslands and shrub lands are being converted for crops or other uses. Avoiding the conversion of grasslands would prevent the release of 35 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
GHG emissions avoidance

Avoided emissions from biogas and biomethane leads to a negative carbon footprint

Biogas and biomethane reduce emissions by replacing fossil fuels, avoiding methane slips from manure, storing carbon in soils, producing green fertilisers and enabling carbon re-use.

Avoiding emissions from agriculture and farming
Methane emissions from manure from animal farming is captured, optimised and utilised instead of being naturally released into the atmosphere during manure storage
Replacing fossil fuels
Biogas can produce renewable electricity and heat. Biomethane, upgraded biogas, can be directly injected in the gas grids without the need to replace network infrastructure or user consumption equipment.

GSS CERT is a voluntary greenhouse gas program

The system covers projects from the economic sector related to land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) and from biogas installations within the scope of Art. 2 points 1 of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Journal of Laws EU L.2018.328.82 of 2018.12.21), the so-called RED II Directive.

Basic FACTS

System is based on international validation & verification standards

 

Secure technology: Project, emissions and certificate lifecycle is fully true and fair

 

Emission is certificated by a trusted, independent third-party entity

 

Only first-class factors and well researched aspects are incorporated into emission calculations

Project’s ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAS

The eligibility criteria for projects implemented under the Scheme are:

 

There must exist a methodology for a given sector approved under the Scheme and must meet the requirements for projects described in the methodology for a given sector.

 

The project must reduce GHG emissions or increase GHG removals.

 

The project must meet the additional criteria specified in the System.

GHG emission calculation methodology

GSS CERT System is based on the principles set out in the Directive 2018/2001, ISO 14064-2 standard and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.

 

Based on the principles and mechanisms established in the above-mentioned documents, the System Administrator develops new or approves for use within the GSS CERT System, existing methodologies for quantification, monitoring and reporting of data on the amount of GHG emission reductions or the amount of GHG emissions absorbed.

CALCULATION System

The calculation of GHG reduction or GHG absorption from a project within the GSS system is initiated as part of a smart contract on the blockchain. The monitoring data is provided under the contract for calculation.

 

The parameters and code of the calculation algorithm are stored in the blockchain.

 

Computed reduction GHG or absorption GHG must be accepted by the verifier. Verified GHG reduction, along with a report on the calculation and exact versions of the parameters and algorithm, is automatically saved as part of a smart contract in the blockchain that creates a GSS entity.

GSS Cert is a high quality carbon offset built on blockchain

GSS BLOCKCHAIN REGISTRY

All the key information is saved in the GSS IT system using blockchain technology

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION

Emission is certificated by a trusted, independent third-party entity
Top quality projects
Technology behind the data
All data is fully auditable
Trusted Certification System

GSS CERT is a voluntary greenhouse gas program. The system covers projects from the economy sector related to land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) and from biogas installations within the meaning of Art. 2 points 1 of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Journal of Laws EU L.2018.328.82 of 2018.12.21), the so-called RED II Directive.

The aim of the system is to create an ecological effect by reducing GHG emissions. The basis of the System is the obligation of Participants to reduce emissions or increase GHG removals. The methodology for calculating GHG emission reduction or increasing GHG removals in the System is based on the principles set out in Directive 2018/2001 RED II, ISO 14064-2 standard at the project level and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.