Carbon Offset Projects – General Offsetting

Each year, Pure Leapfrog reviews available carbon market projects with its partner, EcoAct, to identify projects that are consistent with the aims and objectives of the charity.

The selected projects for 2019 are shown below.

Projects must support a number of the Sustainable Development goals, in particular, affordable and clean energy (#7) and climate action (#13).

Additionally, projects must have globally recognised certification (e.g. Gold Standard, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), The Climate Community Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) etc.)


Yuntdag Wind Power Project, Turkey

Turkey’s electricity grid is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. This project facilitates the construction of a wind power plant to generate renewable energy that feeds into the public grid.

The project therefore plays an important role in taking action on climate change and providing energy from a non-polluting source. It also helps to stimulate the market for renewable energy technologies, improve air quality, and create new jobs in the local area in construction and site maintenance.

This project delivers:

  • Reduced carbon
  • Stimulates the growth of the wind power industry in Turkey
  • Provides local employment opportunities in construction
  • Reduces other pollutants from power generation in Turkey which is contributing to cleaner air
  • Helps to reduce Turkey’s increasing energy deficit
  • Reducing Turkey’s dependence on imported fuels

Certification: Gold Standard

Sustainable Development Goals this project supports:

  • # 7 – Clean Energy
  • #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • #13 – Climate Action


Darfur Cook Stoves, Sudan

This is the first registered carbon credit project in Sudan and the first to be developed in a conflict zone.

It was developed to improve household health by replacing traditional cooking methods – burning wood and charcoal inside the home – with low smoke LPG stoves.

90% of households in Sudan use biomass for their stoves and for every 10 trees cut down, only 1.5 are regrown. In addition to this, burning wood releases large amounts of particulates, carbon monoxide and other pollutants. The project helps to reduce both deforestation and the risks to human health caused by the burning of biomass.

The project also delivers positive impacts to families, in particular, women:

  • Almost 100% of families using the new cookstoves delivered by the project state that indoor air quality has greatly improved.
  • Each stove installed in a household in Darfur saves 4.5 tCO₂e – equivalent to one passenger flying 3 times between London and New
  • The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves states that cooking with efficient low smoke LPG reduces most key pollutants by over 95% and reduces energy consumption by 50-70%.
  • The new cookstoves reduce overall household expenditure by 40% for low-income
  • 26 % of women are starting new income generating activities, with a further 13%expanding existing activities with the time saved no longer having to collect
  • 58% of women said they had more time to spend with their
  • 48% of women surveyed said their husbands have even showed more interest in the cooking with the new

Certification: Gold Standard

Sustainable Development Goals the project supports:

  • #3 – Good Health and Well Being
  • #5 – Gender Equality
  • # 7 – Clean Energy
  • #13 – Climate Action