Drivania chooses its next full carbon footprint offset project
The offsets will support a bundled wind power project in the state of Gujarat, India.
Drivania started its Carbon Footprint Offset Program more than a decade ago, through which it has supported several projects around the world, including in China, Brazil and Mexico. These projects are always sponsored by the United Nations and under the United Nations Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
Following the recent decision to retroactively offset all emissions since its founding, the company has now selected the next project it will support. This action is part of an initiative that will culminate in 2024, once more than 20 years of emissions have been fully offset, making it the first company in the sector to reach and certify this milestone.
The selected program is located in Gujarat, a state in western India. This region is facing major challenges such as a scarcity of natural resources due to excessive groundwater extraction for agricultural and domestic use. Rapid industrialization in the area has also contributed to air and water pollution, impacting both the environment and public health, particularly in cities such as Ahmedabad.
Monsoon rains and climate change pose serious threats to the agricultural sector, so sustainable practices are being adopted, including the construction of two bundled wind farms that take advantage of the region’s renewable resources, displacing non-renewable fossil fuels.
Drivania’s support for this project is expected to boost local job creation in both construction and maintenance services associated with the wind park. It is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil fuels.
This project will support the sustainable development of the region, which is much needed in an area whose economic growth and quality of life of its inhabitants are currently held back by the lack of a quality energy supply.