Carbon Credit Information

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Alberta-based Offset Credit System
One option for large industrial emitters who need to comply with the province's greenhouse gas emissions reduction program is to purchase offset credits from other sectors that have voluntarily reduced their emissions in Alberta.

Credits must be created using protocols approved by the Alberta government, which were developed in partnership with stakeholders and based on international research. The protocols outline how to quantify and verify emission reductions for different types of projects (e.g. no or reduced tillage, biomass and biofuels).
All credits used to meet the reduction targets must be verified by an independent third party.
For more information on the offset credit system in Alberta, click here.


Other Documents in the Series

  Carbon Credit Information - Current Document
Carbon Contracting: The Farm and Climate Change
Carbon Contracting: Contract Best Practices
Carbon Contracting: Company Best Practices
Carbon Contracting: Selling Carbon Credits
Carbon Contracting: 2012 Changes to the Alberta Carbon Market
Carbon Contracting: Aggregators in Alberta
For more information about the content of this document, contact Jeana Les.
This information published to the web on January 27, 2011.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 14, 2011.