Climate Change

Preventing climate change involves reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by protecting the rainforest and other natural ecosystems as well as conserving energy and adopting sustainable processes.

Carbon credits are a way to incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which are a major contributor to climate change. By creating a financial value for emissions reductions, carbon credits can encourage the protection of the environment by implementing programs to preserve the rainforest, replant lands that have been clear cut and the adoption of clean energy practices. This can help to lower global emissions and slow the pace of climate change, which is crucial for protecting the planet and its natural resources.

Climate change is not just about the future; it is happening now and it is happening to us. It is affecting people's lives and livelihoods all around the world.
Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General

What we know about global Warming

According to data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the average global temperature has risen by about 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) over the last 100 years. This warming has been driven largely by the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which trap heat and contribute to the greenhouse effect.

It's important to note that the rate of warming has not been constant over this time period. The rate of warming has increased significantly in recent decades, with the last three decades being the warmest on record. This trend is expected to continue unless we take significant action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Quick Facts on what we can do to help with Global Warming


Preserve and repair the environment:

By preventing logging and other forms of rainforest destruction as well as replanting trees in areas that have already been clearcut we can improve carbon sequestration.


Reduce energy consumption:

One of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to use less energy. This can be done by turning off lights and appliances when they're not in use, using energy-efficient products, and driving less or using public transportation.


Use renewable energy and other alternative sources:

Transitioning to clean, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind power, geo-thermal, and hydro-electric can help reduce the need for fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate change refers to the long-term warming of the planet and changes in global weather patterns as a result of human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. This warming is causing a range of impacts, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe heatwaves and natural disasters, and changes in the distribution and behavior of plants and animals. The consequences of climate change are already being felt around the world, and the impacts are expected to become more severe unless we take significant action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the changes that are already underway.

GEC’s programs primarily focus on the preservation of the rainforest. Specifically, GEC has agreements in place that replace income generated by allowing logging to occur with revenue from the sale of carbon credits. Additionally, we have recently entered into an agreement to work with a company that plants trees in areas that have been deforested. These activities have significant impact on climate change by allowing the protected or improved area to continue to ingest carbon through photosynthesis.

R.E.D.D. credits are generated through the additionality created by protecting the forest from being degraded. These protected forest areas remove large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere thus having a positive impact by minimizing climate change.

Purchasing carbon credits helps the planet by supporting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. When an organization or individual buys carbon credits, it is essentially paying for someone else to reduce or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This creates a financial incentive for organizations to invest in protecting the rainforest, plant trees, or adopt other sustainable practices that reduce or remove carbon dioxide. Monetizing carbon credits helps to fund activities that minimize change and protect the Earth for future generations.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled just a quick list of commonly asked questions that address climate change and activites you can take to minimize it.