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Climate Active

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Climate Active is empowering Australians to take climate action, now and for the future. Driven by certified members and activated by the community, this is a unique government-backed program that enables all levels of Australian society to work together to do their bit.

To understand more about what climate active means and who is being climate active, visit Climate Active website.

Climate Active and the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard support and guide businesses as they account for and reduce carbon emissions. The Climate Active stamp helps the community take action by making it easier to identify and choose brands that are making a real difference. It's about making good decisions today, for a more sustainable tomorrow.

To become carbon neutral, businesses and organisations calculate the greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activity, such as fuel or electricity use and travel. They reduce these emissions as much as possible by investing in new technology or changing the way they operate. Any remaining emissions can be 'cancelled out' by purchasing carbon offsets. Carbon offset units are generated from activities that prevent, reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere. When the offsets purchased by an organisation equal the emissions produced, the organisation is carbon neutral.

Certification Types

Carbon neutral certification against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (the Standard) provides a credible stamp showing that an organisation, product, service, event, precinct or building has met all the requirements of the Standard. These Standards were previously known as the National Carbon Offset Standards. The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standards can be found at our Publications and Resources page.

Certification Process

Further information about the Certification Process can be found on the Being Climate Active with Carbon Neutral Certification page.