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World Environment Day 2024: three reasons to purchase Namene Verified Emissions Reductions today

World Environment Day is more than a date on the calendar—it’s a call to action for businesses to take meaningful steps toward environmental sustainability. At Namene we believe business can be a force for good. That means companies can – and should – adopt practices that reduce their environmental impact and contribute positively to people and planet.  

We offer corporates, individuals and businesses a way to achieve this by purchasing our verified emissions reductions – also known as carbon credits. 

Here’s why investing in Namene carbon credits is a smart and responsible choice for businesses this World Environment Day.

Combat Climate Change by Avoiding Carbon Emissions

Purchasing our carbon credits directly combats rising emissions that cause climate change. By investing in solar lights that replace polluting kerosene lamps, businesses can offset their emissions and provide clean energy access to off-grid families. 

In fact, every carbon credit purchased delivers first-time access to reliable and safe lighting for 6 families.

Namene carbon projects focus on providing clean, sustainable lighting solutions to communities that lack access to reliable electricity. 

Each solar light requires just 1kg of CO2 to be manufactured, shipped and delivered all the way to our customers in remote communities. Once in our customers’ homes, every solar light saves more than 400kg of CO2 over its lifetime.

Offset emissions and unlock energy access with solar light carbon credits

Enhance Corporate Social Responsibility and Brand Awareness

Today, consumers and stakeholders are increasingly aware of the threat of climate change and want to see companies that value and act on corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

Companies that demonstrate a genuine commitment to environmental sustainability can enhance their brand image and build stronger relationships with customers, investors, and their communities.

By purchasing carbon credits from Namene, businesses can demonstrate their dedication to environmental stewardship and social impact. These credits support projects that not only reduce emissions but also improve the quality of life and unlock financial savings for families in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, where rates of energy poverty are high. 

Highlighting these efforts in CSR reports, marketing materials, and social media can differentiate a company from competitors and resonate with environmentally conscious consumers.

Make a measurable contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a comprehensive framework for addressing global challenges, including poverty, inequality, and climate change. 

Investing in Namene carbon credits allows businesses to contribute to multiple SDGs simultaneously.

We measure our contribution against several SDGs, including:

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – By providing solar lights, these projects ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
  • SDG 13: Climate Action – The reduction in carbon emissions directly supports efforts to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being – Replacing kerosene lamps with solar lights reduces indoor air pollution, which can improve respiratory health and overall well-being.
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Solar lighting can extend productive hours for small businesses and education, fostering economic growth and development.

By aligning with these global goals, businesses can play a part in addressing critical issues and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

By choosing Namene Solar Light, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, improve their brand reputation, and contribute to meaningful environmental and social change. 

Join us in making a difference and lighting the way to a brighter, cleaner future and purchase our VERs on the Gold Standard Marketplace today.