Nature-based solutions are projects which protect or redevelop natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide more than one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 to
STABILISE GLOBAL WARMING TO BELOW 2°C.
Nature-based solutions projects can lead to the creation, marketing, trading and sale of carbon credits.
Shell is one of the most established investors of carbon credits in the world and we have a growing portfolio of verified projects.
A carbon credit represents the avoidance or removal of 1 tonne of carbon dioxide.
Shell plans to invest up to
in natural ecosystems from 2019 to 2021.
Shell’s programme to invest in natural ecosystems will contribute to its three-year target, beginning in 2019,
TO REDUCE ITS NET CARBON FOOTPRINT BY 2-3%
Shell and Staatsbosbeheer, the Dutch National Forestry Department, will plant more than
In the Netherlands over the next 12 years.
In the UK, Shell is working with Forestry and Land Scotland to plant or regenerate around
over five years
Shell is collaborating with Land Life Company on a
reforestation project in Spain: around
planted by end 2019.
Drive carbon neutral by protecting and planting forests
Coming to your nearest Shell forecourt soon. Starting in the Netherlands and the UK in 2019, with plans to expand into further markets, Shell are giving customers the opportunity to drive carbon neutral by offsetting the CO2 emissions from their fuel purchases.
Shell buys these credits – each of which is subject to a third-party verification process – from a portfolio of nature-based projects.