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In order to reduce CO2 emissions, the industrial sector can implement direct actions (short or long term), as well as indirect actions through the purchase of carbon credits.
Carbon Credits are generated from projects aimed at reducing emissions and permit the offsetting of a measured carbon footprint.
Through the Kyoto Protocol companies and countries have been given the opportunity of offsetting their impact by investing in projects aimed at reducing emissions, such as reforestation projects.
In fact trees are able to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it in the form of wood. This is why forests are crucial for reducing emissions.
Photosynthesis absorbs carbon dioxide, therefore reforestation projects help to reduce CO2 emissions
Thanks to the Kyoto Protocol such activities generate carbon credits, which can be exchanged with other parties that need or want to reduce their carbon footprint.
These trading activities take place in a specially-designated “stock exchange”, which is like the traditional stock market.
This system allows the industrial sector to offset the amount of greenhouse gases that can’t be reduced through industrial restructuring projects.
Emissions generated in the production of the ecological papers, Shiro and Crush are totally offset with carbon credits
The offsetting of emissions and a carbon neutral target are crucial steps for companies willing to show their commitment to fighting climate change.