How it works
Climate debt

Many years of UNFCCC international efforts for effective climate action have resulted in the active participation of an increasing number of entities which aim at reducing their carbon footprint.
For the first time in history, the Paris Agreement brought together almost all members of the international community. Businesses and citizens quickly followed the actions of the states.

GHG emission reduction - time for companies

The idea of ​​sustainability as a part of the CSR policy, calculation of the carbon footprint, offset of emissions, the concept of non-financial reporting all have become tools thanks to which the largest enterprises began to have a real impact on mitigating the climate change.

Over the past few years, several hundred global multinational corporations have announced strategic efforts to achieve net-zero in the coming decades.

Ways to reduce emissions in the company

Continuous improvement in reducing carbon footprint can be achieved in several ways. The first way is CAPEX investments aimed at increasing energy efficiency, reducing GHG emissions or optimizing production processes. The second option is replacing the fuel or energy source used in the company’s processes.

However, both the switch to RES and the costly and time-consuming CAPEX investments are not always possible. Moreover, not all emissions from business processes can be reduced as easily. Fortunately, there is another trustworthy way of achieving climate neutrality without difficult to reduce emissions internally.

Being climate neutral is also possible by offsetting company’s emissions with emission reductions from projects that have already done it elsewhere.

Participation in the GSS Cert System enables such a solution. The following points explain the main idea behind the system.

Repay your climate debt: step by step
  1. Building a biogas plant
    The investor builds a biogas plant – an installation producing electricity and heat from biomass, animal manure and organic waste.
  2. Functioning of a biogas plant
    The operation of a biogas plant contributes to the diversification of the sources of electricity in the area where it operates, thanks to production of green energy and heat.
  3. Creating a climate effect
    The installation generates a triple climate effect. Firstly, the fuel input is a waste that is effectively managed. Secondly, green energy is produced. Thirdly, the management of organic waste avoids GHG emissions that would arise from their degradation.
  4. Participation of a biogas plant in the GSS Cert system
    The conditions for participation in the System are: the development and implementation of an effective source data monitoring system in accordance with the system requirements as well as the validation of this system and installation by an external validator.
  5. Generation of emission reduction units
    Based on the data monitoring system, the system generates reduction emission units that certify the avoided GHG emissions.
  6. Use of credits for carbon offsetting of another company
    Units created as a result of the operation of biogas plants may, by means of a purchase and sale transaction, be transferred to the registry of a company interested in offsetting of emissions and then used to redeem GHG emissions.
  7. Reinvestment of funds for the development of pro-climate projects
    The funds from the transaction are allocated to subsequent projects reducing the negative impact of human activity on climate change.