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Certified Emission Reductions

One Certified Emission Reduction (CER) equates to an emission reduction of one tonne of CO2 equivalent. Holders of CERs are entitled to use them to offset their own carbon emissions as one way of achieving their Kyoto or European Union emission reduction target.


CERs have emerged as a strong carbon currency accepted in most existing and emerging national and regional emissions trading schemes.


CER prices are increasingly important in the EU and global carbon markets. CERs can be substituted for European Union Allowances (EUAs) by European emitters to meet obligations under the EU ETS.

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.