UNCDM 0373 Gas to Energy Carbon Offset in Brazil

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These carbon credits are issued by the Clean Development Mechanism Project administered by the United Nations Secretariat.

They finance verified projects that reduce and eliminate carbon and are subject to a rigorous registration and verification process.

CDM Projects earn Certified Emission Reduction (CER) units each equivalent to one tonne of CO2e.

Each CER has a unique serial number and is recorded on the CDM Registry of the United Nations Secretariat.

Projects can include wind, solar, hydro, forestry, vegetation, biomass waste recovery, chemical and fugitive emission reduction. They aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst supporting sustainable development in developing countries.

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Project Details

SITUATION

When organic waste starts to decompose it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In the past, there has been a lack of measures to control greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere from landfills in developing countries.

SOLUTION

Waste Projects have the potential to keep millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year. They aim to address the environmental impact of landfills by managing waste and remaining organic matter.

IMPACT

By preventing methane emissions from being freely released, the project is helping to combat climate change. They can also reduce the amount of waste going into landfill through a stringent recycling, which prevents soil contamination.

OUTCOME

These type of projects reduce the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere, improves the local environment and can boost local small economies by creating local employment that stimulates recycling skills in developing countries.

VERIFICATION

CDM projects adhere to strict technological standards and are rigorously scrutinized through an international monitoring, reporting and verification process.

  • This Gas-to-Energy project is located in the metropolitan region of São Paulo in Brazil.
  • It makes use of the landfill gas to explore the energy potential and thereby minimize environmental problems related to global warming.
  • It will effectively prevent the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
  • It generates work opportunities to construction, operations and maintenance.
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