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Emission units are often referred to as carbon credits or offset credits. An emission unit represents one metric tonne of carbon dioxide, or equivalent greenhouse gas.
Tradable emissions credits and other environmental commodities are traded on exchanges around the world. These products provide countries and businesses with an efficient mechanism to meet their emissions targets and trade any surpluses generated. These work in parallel with other technology driven solutions to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at lowest cost.
At Shell we utilise our international trading expertise and global reach to help clients meet their emissions targets and manage the cost of implementation.
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Additional risk management services to help you manage the cost of emissions compliance.
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) allows industrialised countries to finance emissions-reduction projects in developing countries and receive credit for doing so. These credits are called Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).