Erasing our Carbon Footprint

Climate change through human action is undeniable and individuals as well as institutions have a moral obligation to contribute to mitigating it. For this reason, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has chosen to take responsibility for its carbon emissions and work towards becoming a carbon-neutral Centre. 

Our Carbon Footprint
Based on our assessment, in 2012 ICRAF Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya emitted about 2790 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). A detailed analysis of the 2012 Carbon Footprint is now available to the public.
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A Carbon neutral office
In December 2012, ICRAF Headquarters offset its emissions and is now certified as a CarbonNeutral® Office. The headquarters purchased carbon credits from the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya.  Learn more.
   
Beyond Offsetting: Actions to reduce our carbon emissions
Actions are already planned or underway at ICRAF Headquarters to reduce the carbon footprint in the long term, including a new recycling system, LED lighting, rainwater harvesting and an improved video conferencing system. Learn more
   
The way forward: the centre's future plans
Extending the carbon footprint to ICRAF's regional offices and increasing actions to reduce emissions are examples of what the Centre has planned. Learn more