The SCS Global Registry is a groundbreaking new platform to support the evaluation, registration and financing of projects aimed at stabilizing and restoring our shared global climate and environment. We are particularly focused on projects that can yield significant results in this decade and the near-term.
In support of our mission, the Registry lists and tracks two types of credits to provide a clearinghouse for the widest range of traditional and innovative climate mitigation projects, reflecting the very latest peer-reviewed climate science.
Putting People and Projects Together
Our focus is on projects that can effectively help slow the rise in global temperatures, in order to prevent an overshoot of the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C threshold, and gradually restore balance toward more sustainable levels.
The time for action is now. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has forecast that the Earth could reach 1.5°C above normal as early as 2030, and has spotlighted major impacts, many irreversible, that will occur if the world slips past this target.
This Registry provides opportunities for governments, corporations, institutions, organizations, and individuals to directly support pivotal climate projects, through the purchase of offset or investment credits.
Roadmap to 2030
Thirty years ago, it might have been possible to tackle our climate change challenge by focusing exclusively on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But while such strategies are essential to achieve long-term stability, they are now no longer enough.
That's why, in addition to GHG reduction projects, the Registry considers projects that address the full set of factors identified by the IPCC as contributing to climate change, and also focuses on significant changes in this decade - before 2030 - as well as over longer time frames.
The impacts of climate change are the product of unprecedented human-caused disruption of the Earth-Atmosphere Energy Balance – i.e., the balance between incoming solar radiation that reaches the earth’s surface and outgoing longwave radiation from the earth that escapes the atmosphere. This disruption, which is resulting the trapping of excess heat in our atmosphere, is measured in watts per square meter (W/m2). As of 2019, this excess heat had already reached a level of 2.7 W/m2, enough if sustained over time to push global temperatures more than 2°C above normal.
By lowering this excess heat, we can turn the corner on climate change. Our job now is to identify and incentivize climate projects that can be sufficiently scaled up, especially in this decade before 2030, to help reduce and eventually draw down this excess heat, and to do so with our eyes open to avoid causing unintended harm to people or the planet.