Sustainable Community for small business

Help businesses and non-profits in Quebec, Canada, reduce emissions through economic incentives

Solution
Community
Location
Canada
Evaluation
VERRA (ex VCS)
Volume
2Mt
Price
32€
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS
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Will Solutions

Headquarter
N/A
Project active in

Québec, Canada

Project Launch Date

01 January 2010

By contributing to the Sustainable Community project, you help small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Canada pull together to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

What’s the background?

Canada has more than 1.3 million small and medium-sized companies and more than 6,000 local government organisations that don’t have access to incentives to reduce their emissions. Over 70% of Canada’s GHGs come from energy, waste management and transport. When small organisations reduce their emissions, by switching to renewable energy for example, they can’t trade these reductions on the carbon market because they’re difficult to quantify and sell.

What’s the solution?

This project is all about strength in numbers. By becoming part of the Sustainable Community, these organisations can pool their individual emission reductions, making them easier to monitor, measure and sell on the carbon market. Each carbon credit sold by the Community helps local organisations to invest in solar panels, geothermal systems, sustainable waste management and much more.

What are the benefits?

The Sustainable Community supports businesses with hundreds of small emission reduction projects, giving them financial incentives to reduce their GHGs. It also acts as a catalyst for climate actions that engage the local community.

ASSESSMENT

Everything you want to know about this project, at a glance.

Solution

Community

Reduction

Location

Québec - Canada

Local

Evaluation

VERRA (ex VCS)

Certification

Volume

2Mt

Price

32€

Co-benefits

5 SDGs

Durability

N/A

Additionality

High

Barriers

Medium

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