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The single biggest investment opportunity in history” Al Gore

The Climate Change Institute was established in 2015 as a social media group and evolved into a leading provider of carbon neutrality resources for individuals and businesses. With a strong online presence and a proven track record of delivering valuable content and tools, the Institute is now poised to launch a carbon offset sales division, and is seeking funding to implement this service. This will facilitate
companies and individuals to offset their emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

Key Highlights

  • Years of experience in climate change education and resources
  • Hundreds of thousands of followers across social media platforms
  • Developed comprehensive resources for carbon footprint measurement and reduction
  • Established a generic emission reduction program for small businesses
  • Provided GHG accounting tutorials and spreadsheets for thorough GHG inventory
  • In 2020 registered the business name ‘Climate Change Institute’ with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Launching a new website, carbonoffsetsales.com as a sales channel for carbon offsets
  • Seeking funding to establish the carbon offset service, with potential for strong returns

Objectives

  • Provide a platform for individuals and businesses to achieve carbon neutrality
  • Offer high-quality carbon offsets that support projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Establish a sustainable revenue stream to support the Institute’s continued education and resource development
  • Contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change

Investment Ask

We are seeking funding to support the launch and growth of our carbon offset service. This investment will be used to build sales infrastructure and develop marketing campaigns as per our business and marketing plan. With your support, we can drive meaningful action against climate change while generating strong returns on investment.

The Product

Carbon Offsets or Carbon Credits are certified by government and independent crediting mechanisms such as Gold Standard or Verrra VCS. They undergo a rigorous verification processes, ensuring that they meet strict standards and criteria. Independent third-party verification ensures that credits are genuine, additional, and permanent, providing assurance that the emissions reductions have been achieved.

By purchasing carbon offsets, individuals and organizations can compensate for their own emissions, supporting projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Reductions are achieved through energy efficiency, renewable energy, or preserving natural carbon sinks. Removals are generated through nature-based or engineered solutions

A certified carbon offset as a unique serial number recorded in the International Carbon Registries. Each represents the reduction or removal of one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere. To put this in perspective, to capture one ton of CO2 emissions you would have to grow approximately 50 trees for one-year ¹.

Projects promote sustainable development and a low-carbon economy. Examples include renewable energy, industrial gas capture, energy efficiency, forestry initiatives, clean water, regenerative agriculture, wind power, biogas, waste recycling, solar power, and hydro.

Trading and Verification

The pricing of carbon credits in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) varies depending on project category, size, location, vintage, quality, and co-benefits. Prices can range from less than US$1/ton CO2e to US$50/ton CO2e. In contrast, the compliance market has a current weighted carbon price of $34.99. The Institute has recently been admitted to the Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) which provides access to credits which can be sold end users for a competitive price. The CTX trading platform offers various standards in carbon offsets, including UNCDM, Verra VCS, and Gold Standard.

Upon sale, the offsets are transferred to the buyer, and a certificate is issued from the appropriate registry. All transactions are verifiable by the end user on the international Carbon Registries, ensuring transparency and security.

Carbon offsets allow entities to immediately reduce their net emissions footprint as they work to abate the more difficult-to-address emissions. If a large percentage comes from parts of their supply chain which over they have no direct influence, then it is impossible to lower their carbon footprint without purchasing carbon credits to offset their emissions and comply with government regulations.

The Market

The global carbon credit market is poised for significant growth, driven by increasing demand for carbon offsets and a growing focus on sustainability.

The market size is estimated to reach USD 479.41 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 39.4% from 2024 to 2030, according to Grand View Research.

The market can be differentiated into two segments: the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) and the compliance market. The compliance market is regulated by national, regional, or international carbon reduction regimes and operates under a cap-and-trade system.

The VCM market is smaller, but is expected to remain a critical tool in fighting climate change, with a predicted market size of around $250 billion by 2050, according to Morgan Stanley Research. They estimate that to reach the sustainability goals in the 2015 Paris Climate Accords and various national and company level targets, the world must remove at least one billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030. There are new opportunities for investors as product mixes grow and evolve to help meet net-zero targets.

The lines between voluntary and compliance markets are becoming increasingly blurred, as some compliance systems allow the use of credits from independent crediting mechanisms.

The VCM and compliance  marketplaces complement one another, by making a pool of buyers. Companies are increasingly turning to the VCM as part of their larger emissions reduction plans. 

McKinsey Global estimates the total value at $50bn by 2030, but an investment of $9.2trn annually may actually be required in both compliance and VCM markets, if we are to achieve net zero by 2050.

Market Demand

Drivers of growth in the carbon credit market include government policies and regulations, corporate social responsibility initiatives, climate change concerns, and the compliance carbon credit market. Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint, leading to an increased demand for carbon credits.

Crypto-currency platforms such as Toucan Protocol hold immense potential. The crypto-currency ‘Base Carbon Tonne’ (BCT) achieved $2 Billion USD in trading volume in the first month after launching, In March 2024, Toucan launched the world’s first String PV inverter market for biochar carbon credits as a response to increasing carbon credit demand

Key players in the carbon credit market are adopting various growth strategies, including new product development, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. You can see their websites at: https://climatechangeinstitute.net/major-carbon-offset-sellers/  Despite a challenging 2023, the VCM market is expected to rebound, with potential annual purchases of billions of carbon credits, prices over $200 per ton, and a market value of over $1.1 trillion by 2050, according to a recent Bloomberg analysis.