Located in Peru’s high forest between the Andes and the Amazon basin, this Cordillera Azul National Park project restores degraded forests with new agroforestry systems growing cacao and coffee. Alongside preventing more than 25.2 million tonnes of carbon being released into our atmosphere to date, the project provides livelihood and income generating programs as well as job opportunities for local communities living in the buffer zone around the park boundaries - and protects the unique biodiversity of the area, which is home to around 6,000 plant species and more than 180 species of fish.

  • 25.2 million carbon credits generated to date
  • 1.3 million hectares of forest protected
  • Safeguarding 39 threatened species
  • Supports 688 jobs, 39% of which are held by women
  • Helping 6 communities to improve schools benefitting 5,000 people

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Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project, British Columbia

The Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project is an initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Canada that markets carbon credits generated from the Darkwoods Conservation Area.

Katingan Mentaya, Indonesia

The Katingan Project collaborates with 34 Indonesian villages to not only reduce emissions, but to conserve local wildlife populations and enable the sustainable development of the local community.


CO2 offsetting does not imply that there is no environmental impact from the production and use of the product as associated emissions remain in the atmosphere. CO2 offsetting is not a substitute for switching to lower emission energy solutions or reducing the use of fossil fuels. Shell businesses focus first on emissions that can be avoided or reduced and only then, offsetting the remaining emissions.

“Carbon neutral*” or “CO2 offset” indicates that Shell will engage in a transaction where an amount of CO2 equivalent to the value of the remaining CO2e emissions associated with the [raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution] [and usage /end-of-life (if Lubricants or other non-energy product)] of the [product] are offset through the purchase and retirement of carbon credits generated from CO2 compensation projects. Although these carbon credits have been generated in accordance with international carbon standards, offsetting may not be exact. CO2e (CO2 equivalent) refers to CO2, CH4, N2O.