Why a CO2 calculator?
As part of its Voluntary Carbon Offsetting program, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection has developed a carbon tool, known as the CO2 Calculator. It is an educational tool for raising awareness among Internet users about climate change, a tool for assessing the carbon footprint linked to travel, as well as a means for offsetting these carbon emissions online by contributing financially to implementing renewable energy, energy efficiency or carbon sequestration projects through tree planting.
How to calculate the cost of offsetting?
Solar Panels for rural schools
Installed solar panels at 365 rural schools and 205 outbuildings for lighting and use of electrical devices. This corresponds to nearly 35,000 beneficiary students and teachers in schools located in different provinces of the Kingdom. These actions have prevented the emissions of approximately 6.000 tons of CO2.
Planting trees and date palms
Planted approximately 12.000 date palms in the Marrakech palm grove. This project will sequester approximately 14.400 tons CO2 over the life of the project. The irrigation of this zone is ensured by a localized system with a pumping of water with solar energy. This system avoided the emission of about 2200 tonnes CO2
Information, Education and Awareness
Acquired and distributed of 500 bicycles for schoolchildren and junior high school students in Marrakech as part of an awareness campaign on using environmentally-friendly and low CO2 emissions means of transportation;
• Conception and edition of a guide and pedagogical posters for 230 schools enrolled to the Eco-schools program.
• Contribution to the development of CD and Eco-schools and the redesign of Eco-Schools ’s portal Organization of information and awareness-raising workshops
Development of a Greenhouse Gas Tool (GHG)
This Greenhouse Gas (GHG) tool, based on a carbon database of 300 greenhouse gas emission factors, of which 150 factors specific to Morocco and enable the estimation of GHG emissions of an organization or territory.
This tool was used by several voluntary companies under the Qualit’Air Agreement signed on February 11, 2016 between the Foundation and the CGEM