Impact FAQs

Answers to our most asked Impact questions

Glossary of climate terms

Tackling climate change shouldn’t be complicated.

We've put together a collection of key terms to help make sense of climate jargon to ensure you're in the know and using these terms correctly.


Tree-Related FAQs

We know that planting trees is an excellent way to restore the planet. But, when applying tree planting as a climate solution, organisations have to take steps to ensure that the work is being done properly.

We want the trees that Ecologi has funded for planting through our platform to be the most well-loved trees that ever did grow – and that means reforesting responsibly.

For example, this means planting ecologically appropriate trees in the right places, coordinating with local communities, and ensuring that trees are protected from outside threats (both natural and man made) so that they can survive and thrive, and help to support biodiversity and carbon sequestration.

We often get asked questions about the reforestation projects we support, so we’ve compiled some FAQs here.


Wildflower Related FAQs

Just as we make sure all our reforestation projects are designed in a way that is most beneficial to our planet, our other terrestrial restoration projects need to be of the highest quality too. Wildflower, Wetlands and Wildlife projects have the potential to provide vital support to a wide array of species, boosting local, national and international biodiversity, as well as being an important and secure carbon store. But for these benefits to come to fruition the projects must be implemented properly, in line with best practices.

We know you might have some questions about this new type of project, so we’ve put together answers to some FAQs to help you learn more about our Wildflower, Wetlands and Wildlife project.


Carbon Removals vs Carbon Avoidance?

Carbon avoidance projects prevent additional greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere by reducing sources of emissions. An example of this would be replacing a fossil fuel power plant with a wind farm or a solar farm. From the moment the renewable energy replaces energy from fossil fuels, the potential emissions of the fossil fuels that aren’t burned for energy are categorised as avoided emissions.

Carbon removal differs from carbon avoidance because it removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

So, where avoidance is trying to minimise the volume of greenhouse gases being emitted, removal is trying to decrease the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Read more here.

For more information about Carbon Removals, our blog is linked here.


Which Carbon Credits can I trust?

Businesses on their sustainability journey need to focus on two key areas: primarily reducing their direct emissions within their own operations, and secondly, funding high-quality climate action alongside reduction efforts. 

But what does high-quality climate action look like? And how can a business ensure their carbon credits fall into this category? In this blog we’ll unpack how you can spot the good from the bad and make sure you’re funding climate action projects that genuinely support the restoration of our planet.


What is Biochar?

Biochar is one of the few carbon removal solutions available, and we’re over the moon to offer it to our community. If you’re not familiar with Biochar, it’s a kind of super charcoal that locks up carbon, enhances soil water retention and promotes soil microbial activity – making it a game changer for our planet.

Achieving net-zero calls for a minimum 90% reduction in emissions, and according to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) the remaining unabated portion should be compensated with carbon removal solutions. But the carbon credits from those solutions are also just a great way of funding climate action while you’re on your journey to net-zero. 

In this blog we’ll give you the lowdown on all things Biochar, including what it is, how it’s made, what it can do for our planet, and how your business can help fund it through carbon removal credits on the Impact Shop.


How do you choose the carbon avoidance projects we fund?

We’re all about transparency and accountability at Ecologi, and we’re keen to lift the lid on how these important decisions get made.

Our process and approach is guided by a number of factors which we’ll touch on in this blog, but the foundation to these decisions lies in our Climate Impact Regionalisation Strategy. In this article, we’ll deep dive into some of the key takeaways from the Strategy document, and discuss the background behind this key piece of research.

Read more about our strategy here.