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Carbon Neutrality

Aera has been pioneering carbon footprint assessment and carbon offsetting in Africa since 2015. We provide an end-to-end solution for companies to become Carbon Neutral.

Step 1: Measure your Carbon Footprint
As the first step, we provide full support for carbon reporting under different standards (GHG-Protocol, ISO-14064-1, Bilan Carbone ®). This reporting will help your organization to have a clear understanding of all the direct and indirect emissions related to the entire value chain of the organization.

Step 2 : Reduce your emissions
Once the carbon footprint assessment has been carried out, and the major sources of emissions identified, we support you in developing a clear strategy to reduce your emissions. The overall reduction target is done following the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) which is aligned with Paris Agreement objectives. Once targets are defined we develop a reduction plan with some practical and realistic action to achieve these targets.

Step 3 : Contribute
We also support you in offsetting your unavoidable residual emissions and contributing to climate action through the purchase of high-quality carbon credits from projects that avoid, reduce or capture greenhouse gases. UNFCCC, Gold Standard, Verra-VCS are the three main labels. The retirement is operated in the registry and generate dedicated certificates with serial number. The cancelation is public and displayed in the registry with name of beneficiary and reason of offset. Aera identifies and selects CO2 offset projects that complies with international standards (Gold Standard, Verra VCS, CDM, GCC,...). We negotiated, structured and closed CO2 offset transactions for 100+ clients.

Step 4 : Report
The last step is to be able to communicate your results and contributions to all your stakeholders in an accurate and precise way. We support you in defining a valuable communication strategy, with proper disclosure of your carbon footprint results, your reduction commitments, and information about the projects supported as well as the environmental and social benefits generated by these projects.


Know more about :

GHG Protocol Methodology
The GHG Protocol guidelines establishes comprehensive global standardized frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions. The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory. The companies' activities are categorized into 3 scopes covering both direct and indirect emissions.

ISO-140646-1 certification
The ISO 14060 family provides clarity and consistency for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and validating or verifying GHG emissions and removals to support sustainable development through a low-carbon economy and to benefit organizations, project proponents and interested parties worldwide.