Frequently Asked Questions

Why should CO2 emissions and the amount of greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere be reduced?

Scientists have shown that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere contribute to global warming from a certain level. This mainly leads to severe weather changes all over the world. The use of fossil fuels is currently seen as the main cause. To guarantee safety and quality of life on earth, the UN and the Climate Agreement have united the world to take action to reduce emissions. An important part is to keep vulnerable ecosystems livable and to protect society.

Why is investing in climate change important?

The objectives of the Climate Agreement must be achieved and that requires a lot of input from the business community so that greenhouse gases can be drastically reduced. Sustainable production chains must be built up. This brings an additional positive aspect: limiting financial risks. After all, it provides numerous possibilities! Besides offering possibilities, there is another side to it. CO2 emissions will have to be reduced through regulations and one of the ways in which this will be done is by systematically reducing the supply of Carbon Credits. More sustainable production is then the only option. In addition, the market will eventually become more expensive due to the decreasing supply.

What are Carbon Credits?

A Carbon Credit then stands for measurable, verifiable emission reductions. This sets certain CO2 quantities per year and thus frees up CO2 'spots' for emissions. In this way, Carbon Credits neutralize a company's emissions. A Carbon Credit is measurable and verified! This protects ecosystems and restores forests. Before a project can receive Carbon Credits, the project must first meet strict requirements. There are various agencies for this. Projects vary in price and the amount of Credits released for them. The latter of course depends on the amount of tonnes that the project captures. Examples of projects include reforestation, sustainable energy, Direct Air Capture, Biochar and Blue Carbon.

What is the difference between Carbon Credits and Carbon Removals

Carbon Credits are also called Carbon Removal Certificates or CRU (Carbon Removal Units). These CRUs result from projects that are certified CO2-reducing. In the past, Carbon Credits mainly focused on certifying avoidable emissions. Nowadays the general opinion is that that is not enough. To achieve the climate goals, CO2 must also be removed from the atmosphere. Projects that contribute to this include Direct Air Capture, Biochar or Carbon Farming. These projects generate Carbon Removal Certificates or Carbon Removal Units.

What are the Netherlands' goals regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions?

The reduction targets set within the Netherlands are 55% fewer emissions in 2030, and climate neutral in 2050 compared to 1990.

What are the EU's goals for reducing CO2 emissions?

The reduction targets set within the EU are set at a 55% reduction in 2030, increased from 40%. Climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.

What is 2BeZero doing to contribute to this new market?

2BeZero is a platform that was created to make the Carbon Credit market clearer and more transparent for everyone! This provides an overview of the range of available Certificates. In addition, we are working on launching the world's first Voluntary Carbon Auction in September 2024. The specialists at can also provide you with high-quality carbon projects off-market.

What are the possibilities for your company when using our platform?

First of all, you can create an account and look at the available offers there. The goal of 2BeZero is to make the market transparent. That's why this is done completely free of charge! In this way, is your access to customers all over the world.

What is the price of a Carbon Credit?

A Carbon Credit is valid for one ton of CO2 emissions. Prices vary due to the market principle, but there is a clear line between the mandatory and voluntary markets. The difference lies in the fact that the voluntary market cannot be used by entities to comply with the Kyoto Protocol. The price of a Certificate from the mandatory market is at a different level than that of the voluntary market. The price of the voluntary market is also much more variable than the mandatory market.