What Is A Certified Emission Reduction Unit?

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“EC. Climate Change Key Terms. Certified emission reduction unit = Unit generated from a Clean Development Mechanism project activity, certifying an emission reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent.”


A certified emission reduction unit (CER) is an environmental trading product, used as a trading commodity on exchanges worldwide. According to Shell Global, these environmental trading products are an efficient mechanism for businesses and countries to meet their emissions targets and trading possible surpluses. (Shell Global. 2017). For additional information, see United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Go Climate Neutral Now!

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