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Projects & Certifications

Path Net Zero funds many of the highest-standard climate projects on the planet. With a balanced portfolio, we offer a variety of projects. Our partner projects include waste management, biogas, water filters, and cookstoves, weighted towards renewable energy.

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Our Projects

Renewable energy projects

Renewable Energy

Electricity generation accounts for around 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, a number that will increase as our global population exponentially increases. For us, the solution has never been more clear;
switch to generating all global electricity through renewable sources. It is easy to say but to achieve this goal in the short time we have is a challenge. The focus needs to be on scaling up renewable energy in high-growth developing countries, where the infrastructure and financial support is not readily available.

Our renewable energy projects do just this. As a part of the UN & GS certification process, each of our projects has demonstrated that they would not have been able to exist without funding from initiatives like ours, and we are fast-tracking our global green future, focussing on where the planet needs help the most.

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Waste Management​

In nature, rubbish does not exist. The waste from one organism is an energy source for another. We aim to help make this become true in communities around the world.

Waste handling projects that deliver energy services, such as landfill gas methane recovery for electricity generation, or a usable product with sustainable development benefits, such as composting.

Other waste management projects include recycling, proactively reducing greenhouse gases emissions that would be otherwise required for the production of plastic products made of virgin inputs and accelerating progress towards many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

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Biogas

Biogas generates renewable electricity and reduces methane emissions to the atmosphere and displaces fossil fuels used to heat local buildings.

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Clean Cookstoves

Cookstoves are known to produce an estimated 2.3% of global carbon emissions. They also expel other impactful greenhouse gases. Low smoke and clean cookstoves tackle these harmful emissions, while also taking into consideration the health of the stove users.

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Water Filters

Filtering water instead of boiling it over a wood burning fire protects forests. Forests are important stores of carbon and critical to the health of ecosystems and local livelihoods.

Certification & Validation

Our projects are certified and verified with the Gold Standard,  we only support projects certified by Gold Standard as it was created to represent the best that can be delivered in carbon markets – with the highest levels of environmental integrity and greatest contributions to sustainable development.

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Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to help the world #GrowToZero.

All Gold Standard-certified projects and programmes accelerate progress toward the Net-Zero ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement while catalysing impact toward the broader Sustainable Development Goals.

Its standard, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, allows climate and development initiatives to quantify, certify, and maximise their impacts toward climate security and sustainable development.

Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible impact reporting. ISEAL Code Compliant and backed by a broad NGO Supporter Network.

Gold Standard has 2000+ projects underway in over 90 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.​

 Why Gold Standard?

Partner Certification

Each month, partners will receive verified certificates indicating core information from Gold Standard about your organization’s carbon offsetting efforts. These certificates include:

  • Details the Project, Project Reference, and project location
  • Details PNZ and our partners as “retired on behalf of” confirming the date range of investment
  • Start and end serial numbers of certified carbon credits
  • Certified Emission Reduction (carbon credits) acquired and equivalent tonnes of C02

Certification FAQ

A carbon credit sometimes called a carbon offset, represents the certified reduction or removal of one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) from the atmosphere. To try and put this into context, one tonne of CO2 is equivalent to the average monthly carbon footprint of someone living in Europe.

Carbon offsetting is the purchase of carbon credits, generally in an amount equivalent to the carbon emissions that a lifestyle or business has created. After making every effort to reduce emissions as much as possible, purchasing carbon credits is a way to be accountable for a climate impact and to take climate action beyond one’s area of influence.

The price of a carbon credit depends on many factors, including market dynamics and the quality, type, size, and geographical location of the project – but most importantly, the value that credit creates.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of seventeen Global Goals and 169 targets agreed on by the UN General Assembly that covers a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. The chosen projects in our portfolio certify the SDG outcomes of projects to ensure that climate action is pursued in tandem with
sustainable development.