Carbon Offset Projects

Integrity matters. The NOW Climate Positive Program offer provides access to high integrity Carbon Offset Projects with high-quality carbon credits (or offsets), and rigorous due diligence’ on governance, emissions impacts and sustainable development for accountability and transparency.

  • Governance: Effective governance, tracking, transparency and robust independent third-party validation and verification.
  • Emissions Impacts: Additionality, permanence, robust quantification of emission reductions and removals, and no double counting.
  • Sustainable Development: Benefits and safeguards, and contributions toward a net zero or better – Climate Positive – transition.

High Quality Carbon Credits

Voluntary carbon markets can help finance the transition needed to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement.They can only fulfil this role if high-quality credits are used correctly by companies, after maximising emissions reduction, as part of credible transition towards Net-Zero or better – Climate Positive.

High quality carbon credits are a powerful tool that can provide the crucial investment in carbon avoidance, reduction and removal projects that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Creating a system that is robust with integrity is important for carbon credits, a product that relies so much on trust. To boost market standards and confidence, there is a need for robust government regulations and oversight worldwide, and rigorous independent carbon offset governance bodies.

The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) and The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) have joined forces and launched a market integrity framework with 10 Core Carbon Principles (CCP) which sets the governance, emissions impact and sustainable development standards for high-quality carbon credits.

View The 10 Core Carbon Principles+

Validation and Verification

Gold Standard and Verra provide registered Carbon Offset Projects with robust, independent third-party validation and verification and a registry – a publicly available central repository for the transparent listing of information and documentation.

By mid to late 2023, the Carbon Offset Projects listed will include an additional independent expert audit of Sustainable Development Goal commitments by Environmental Resources Management (ERM).



  • How do carbon credits work? +

    How do carbon markets work? +

    How do carbon offsets work to help combat climate change? +

    How does the program ensure that carbon offset projects are additional, permanent, verifiable, and enforceable? +

    How does the program ensure that carbon offset projects are not double-counted? +

    How does the program ensure that the carbon offset projects contribute to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? +

    How is the carbon offset project developed in socially responsible ways (e.g. Anti-slavery, child exploitation)? +

    How transparent is the program in terms of its governance and reporting? What documentation can be provided? +


  • What are carbon emissions? +

    What are the independent third-party verification programs of these carbon offset projects? What is the process? +

    What are the principles for credible carbon offsetting? +

    What criteria do the programs use to determine eligibility for carbon offsetting? +

    What is Climate Positive? +

    What is Net Zero? +

    What is carbon offsetting? +

    What is carbon trading? +

    What is the verifying program track record for reducing and/or preventing greenhouse gas emissions? +


  • Where can we access the Audit Reports? +


  • Why choose to offset your carbon footprint? +

Is It Accountable?

  • Carbon Offset Project Certification +

Is There Substance?

  • The Carbon Offset Provider +