The CCF has carbon offsets for sale! With the assistance of Brinkman Climate and Ecotrust Canada, the CCF successfully negotiated an agreement with the province to sell carbon offsets generated by our improved forest management approach.
See Brinkman Climate’s Cheakamus Community Forest carbon offsets brochure: http://ecotrust.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Briefing_CheakamusCarbon.pdf
We’ve sold carbon offsets to a number of BC businesses including VanCity, Tinhorn Creek, Sharp Six Consulting, Ecotrust Canada, Brinkman Climate, Eclipse Awards, Local Practice Architecture, MET Fine Printers and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Congratulations to our climate leaders!
A carbon offset is an independently verified credit for net greenhouse gas reductions achieved by one party that can be used to compensate (or offset) the emissions of another party. Carbon offsets are typically measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalents (or CO2e), transacted through carbon registries, and bought and sold for voluntary or regulated emissions reductions.
The carbon offsets generated by the Cheakamus Community Forest project are created by improved forest management actions on the 33,000 hectares it manages. They are quantified with the BC Forest Carbon Offset Protocol, and verified to the BC Emissions Offset Regulation. These actions are guided by the community forest’s Ecosystem Based Management plan, and delivered on the land through reduced harvest volumes, extended harvest rotations, expanded reserves, and protection of old growth forests and other important wildlife habitat. These voluntary actions go above and beyond regulatory requirements.
In The Press
Cheakamus Community Forest & Province sign Atmospheric Benefits Sharing Agreement as reported in the Whistler Pique Newsmagazine, May 7, 2015: CCF set to sell carbon offsets
Ecotrust Canada Blog: Forest Carbon Offsets, the benefits and misconceptions – Ecotrust Canada
- Since 2004, government has signed 63 community forest agreements with a total allowable annual cut of 1.9 million cubic metres of timber a year.
- Since 2011, government has signed five atmospheric benefits agreements for Crown forests.
- The Cheakamus Community Forest atmospheric benefit-sharing agreement is the first to be signed with a B.C. Community Forest.