Do carbon offsets really work?


All of the projects that Aspiration supports with Planet Protection are verified to prevent greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere. Each project focuses on improving or developing carbon emissions reduction technology, and every project is verified to ensure it meets the test of “additionality.” The concept of additionality means that the amount of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere is less than it would have been without the project, and the project would not have been carried out without the funding through carbon offsets.

All of the projects that Aspiration supports through Planet Protection go through a rigorous verification process and are subject to ongoing monitoring and verification by organizations such as the Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, and Climate Action Reserve as well as by an independent auditor and site visits from our partners.