The Climate Trust

Welcome to The Climate Trust

The Climate Trust is a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions for governments, utilities, and large businesses. We provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services. We apply this market experience to the development of sound climate policy. Our focus on quality ensures the integrity of both the carbon market and the environment.

The Climate Trust receives Commitment to Quality Award from American Carbon Registry

The climate Trust was honored with the ACR Commitment to Quality award for the organization's time-tested dedication to focusing on the quality of offsets that they procure on behalf of voluntary and regulated carbon market clients.

"Our strategy has been to focus on innovative offset projects in high-impact sectors that create multiple benefits for our communities and the environment-all while meeting rigorous, third-party standards," said Sean Penrith, Executive Director of The Climate Trust. "We appreciate ACR's recognition of our commitment to quality, which is fundamental both to the success of our business and the market."


Innovative Conservation Partnership Launches First Ever Credit Transaction to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture

The climate Trust and Delta Institute announced a new effort to reward farmers for reducing the environmental impacts of their nitrogen fertilizer practices. Delta Institute of Chicago and its partners will work with farmers across the Midwest to encourage voluntary changes to fertilizer applications to reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, while maintaining crop yields.

"Projects like this show that environmental improvement, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increased yields are not mutually exclusive." Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment.


10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2014 from The Climate Trust

The Climate Trust's inaugural prediction list ranges from self-imposed carbon tax structures to the potential for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program at the national level. The trends were identified based on interactions with their diverse group of working partners—government, utilities, project developers and large businesses—as well as conversations with industry experts bridging eight innovative sectors. “We fully expect that the New Year will bring abundant opportunities for The Climate Trust and other market players,” said Sean Penrith, Executive Director for The Climate Trust. “Many of the critical sectors in which our work is focused are poised for growth and broader national attention.” READ MORE.

Conservation Partnership Celebrates Innovative Prairie Preservation Project & First of its Kind Methodology

The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, along with project partners Ducks Unlimited and The Climate Trust are proud to announce positive results from their joint collaboration—an innovative Avoided Grassland Conversion carbon project. The project is focused on greenhouse gas mitigation for one of the least protected and most imperiled ecosystems in the world. Co-authored by The Climate Trust, the Avoided Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands carbon offset methodology provides real opportunities for achieving a meaningful level of emissions reductions in the agriculture sector. READ MORE.

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