The Climate Trust



Welcome to The Climate Trust

The Climate Trust is a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions for governments, utilities, and large businesses. We provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services. We apply this market experience to the development of sound climate policy. Our focus on quality ensures the integrity of both the carbon market and the environment.


The Climate Trust, Oregon Environmental Allies Applaud Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal for the first- ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. Carbon pollution causes climate disruption and is already costing American communities billions of dollars from flooding, super-storms, wildfires, and extreme heat.

This new standard, which is part of the President's Climate Action Plan, will clean up the industries that create the lion's share of carbon pollution in our country. The new protections will also help reduce other life-threatening air pollution including mercury, soot, and smog.

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The Climate Trust Applauds WA State's Approach to Climate Change

The Climate Trust applauds WA State Governor Inslee’s decision to counter the effect that human activities are having on the climate in his state. Washington’s strategy aims to lower state emissions with a cap on greenhouse gases, while also building towards energy independence and improving the state’s economy.

The Climate Trust has been helping facilitate the conversation around carbon emission reduction strategies for the State of Oregon; releasing a policy evaluation of five existing carbon pricing mechanisms to help inform OR legislators. The analysis concluded that well-designed climate policy can lead to positive outcomes for jobs, economy and social equity. READ MORE


The Climate Trust Receives Commitment to Quality Award from American Carbon Registry

The climate Trust was honored with the ACR Commitment to Quality award for the organization's time-tested dedication to focusing on the quality of offsets that they procure on behalf of voluntary and regulated carbon market clients.

"Our strategy has been to focus on innovative offset projects in high-impact sectors that create multiple benefits for our communities and the environment-all while meeting rigorous, third-party standards," said Sean Penrith, Executive Director of The Climate Trust. "We appreciate ACR's recognition of our commitment to quality, which is fundamental both to the success of our business and the market."

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Innovative Conservation Partnership Launches First Ever Credit Transaction to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture

The climate Trust and Delta Institute announced a new effort to reward farmers for reducing the environmental impacts of their nitrogen fertilizer practices. Delta Institute of Chicago and its partners will work with farmers across the Midwest to encourage voluntary changes to fertilizer applications to reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent GHG, while maintaining crop yields. "Projects like this show that environmental improvement, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increased yields are not mutually exclusive." Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment.

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