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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.

Trading Solutions in Focus

Trade Execution
For those customers that want a simple Trade Execution only service – we buy and sell Environmental products on a fixed or floating basis. Shell serves as market maker.
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Additional risk management services to help you manage the cost of emissions compliance.

Structured Deal
Value identification and tailored deals to capture value in your emissions portfolio.
Project Offtake
Shell originates and offers unit contingent (secondary offtake) credits to sophisticated buyers interested in taking on offset project risk.
Project Developer
Shell offers CER offtake and process management services to CDM project developers.

European Union Allowances

European Union Allowances (EUAs) are tradable emission rights from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Certified Emission Reductions

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).

Emission Reduction Units

Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) are tradable credits generated from activities to reduce greenhouse emissions in industrialised countries.

Other Products

Other tradable credits and commodities in regional and trading systems can be used by businesses to meet their compliance targets.