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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.