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Go Climate Neutral Now

Join the global community of organizations committing to becoming ​climate neutral by the second half of the 21st century.

In December, 2015, the world came to​gether to sign the Paris Agreement, a global climate change agreement that laid the groundwork for a low-carbon future. In order to make that future a reality, companies, governments and individuals must work together toward climate neutrality. All of us have a role to play in rapidly moving the planet toward a pathway that keeps global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat invites organizations to take the Climate Neutral Now Pledge. The pledge represents a growing movement of companies and governments taking the lead on reducing emissions and contributing accelerating the global journey to a climate-neutral future.

To become climate neutral now:

  • Measure your greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce them as much as possible
  • Report your greenhouse gas emissions
  • Compensate those which cannot be avoided with UN certified emission reductions
Take the Pledge

Reduce your emissions as much as possible

When you calculate your climate footprint, you identify where your emissions come from and opportunities to reduce them. Everybody including citizens, companies and governments, should make every effort to find ways to reduce their emissions as much as they can.

However, even with our best efforts to reduce, we still generate unavoidable emissions in our daily activities and business operations.

Where emissions cannot be entirely eliminated, offsetting demonstrates a commitment to greenhouse gas management while society works toward climate neutrality in the second half of the 21st century.

Offset what you cannot reduce with UN Certified Emission Reductions(CERs)

Offsets must meet stringent standards to ensure environmental integrity and credibility.  Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) meet high environmental integrity standards approved internationally under the UNFCCC.

Offsetting projects are located in developing countries that often cannot afford to reduce emissions on their own. Your contribution helps these projects to continue reducing emissions. In addition, many projects also contribute to sustainable development priorities such as education and health improvements in the communities that host them.  

Buy United Nations certified offsets