Sandbag is a not-for-profit campaign group dedicated to fighting climate change and promoting a low-carbon future.
We believe a big part of the answer lies in the cap and trade of greenhouse gas emissions and we campaign to make sure that existing and planned carbon markets live up to their potential. We shine a light on what's really going on, what's working well, and what needs to be improved. Through changes in these policies literally billions of tonnes can be prevented from entering the atmosphere - our analysis and lobbying of governments helps ensure this is what happens.
Join us in calling for tighter caps on emissions and/or take direct action to cancel carbon permits now.
Tracking the flow of carbon credits around the globe
Have more information about the buyers and sellers of permits? We'd love to hear from you. Click here to contact us.
To meet legally binding carbon caps European firms have to submit permits for every tonne of pollution they emit. They are allowed to buy some from other parts of the the world where reductions in emissions have been achieved.
Projects in developing countries are awarded permits for every tonne of pollution they reduce. Permits generated in this way are certified by the UN and known as CERs. A limited number of these can be used by EU companies to comply with their legally binding emissions caps.
The Sandbag offset map
Our map allows anyone interested in the issue of international offsetting to explore exactly who is buying what from whom. We have matched the overseas projects that are generating permits (CERs) to the European installations which are using them to comply with their caps.
To learn more click on a button below for examples of what you can find out using the offset map or watch the tutorial.
First time user?
Why not take a look at our video tutorial.
You can easily embed the Sandbag Offsetmap into your website. The map is 800px wide and 500px high. Please let us know if you do as we'd like to keep a record of where it's used.
Just copy the following html code and paste it where you want the map to appear on your site:
<iframe src ="" width="800px" height="500px"><p>Unfortunately your browser does not support iframes, so the embedded map could not be displayed. Please go to to see the Sandbag Offsetmap</p></iframe>
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