San Francisco, CA (June 18, 2013)—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that the American Carbon Registry (ACR) has been accepted as a Green-e Climate Endorsed Program by the Green-e Governance Board. Beginning immediately, eligible Emissions Reduction Tons (ERTs) issued by ACR are available for use in Green-e Climate certified offset products sold by retailers to organizations and individuals looking to mitigate their contribution to climate change.
“We are very excited to welcome ACR to Green-e Climate,” said Todd Jones, Green-e Climate manager. “ACR has emerged as a leading greenhouse gas program in recent years, and now consumers and businesses will be able to choose Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets that source from eligible ACR projects.”
“American Carbon Registry is extremely pleased to have the environmental rigor of our program endorsed by Green-e Climate,” said Nicholas Martin, ACR chief technical officer. “We look forward to working with companies that offer Green-e Climate certified offsets to their clients to broaden offset options to new and innovative project types.”
Founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry in the world, ACR develops standards, methodologies, protocols, and tools for voluntary carbon reduction projects around the globe and oversees offset project registration, verification and credit issuance on its APX registry system. ACR is also an approved Offset Project Registry (OPR) for California’s recently launched Cap-and-Trade program.
ACR voluntary standards and methodologies that are eligible for use in Green-e Climate certified products include those that have been both released for public consultation and approved after the American Carbon Registry Standard v. 2.0, released in 2010. Read more at Green-e Climate Endorsed Programs.