Our World, Our Environment, Our City Nottingham

Our commitment to our Nottingham and its aim to be a carbon neutral city. Today is world environment day and lets protect our environment and making our city, Nottingham a healthier and better place to live and work. #worldenvironmentday #beatairpollution

Background to our eco-commitment

To further enhance our eco-credentials Cloud Cars Ltd has made a decision to enter into a carbon offsetting agreement.

A Carbon offset is a way to compensate for your emissions by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Our everyday actions, at home and at work, consume energy and produce carbon emissions, such as driving, flying and heating buildings. Carbon offsetting is used to balance out these emissions by helping to pay for emission savings in other parts of the world.

We all have a part to play in beating air pollution and addressing climate change. As an organisation that helps keep Nottingham moving, day-in, day-out, Cloud Cars Ltd recognises its responsibilities in helping improve air quality in our city and other cities in which we travel to.

Calculating Cloud Cars Carbon offset


Using the latest 2018 UK Government (BEIS) emissions factor for a medium sized Hybrid car, that equates to 46.87 tonnes of CO₂e, a total of 47 tonnes to offset. As an eco-company Cloud Cars decided to look to offsetting double the amount to be carbon positive, this would equate to 94 tonnes to offset.

Many of the carbon offsetting projects also provide wider benefits in addition to carbon reduction, such as biodiversity, education, jobs, food security and heath & well-being in developing countries.

In Cloud Cars Ltd case, we have decided to provide funds for the following TWO projects in order to attain a carbon positive strategy.

As the theme of this year’s World Environment Day is #BeatAirPollution, I wanted to draw attention to one of the projects that we at Cloud Cars are  supporting – the Efficient Cookstove Project, which is revolutionising home energy use and its impact on air quality in Kenya.

Improved Cookstoves for Social Impact in Ugandan Communities

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 Our certificate* acknowledges that


Cloud Cars Limited


47 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide

by supporting a Uganda Borehole Gold Standard VER** project, which reduces carbon emissions through improved energy efficiency.

This helps to combat climate change

and sustain our environment for future generations.

Social and Sustainability Benefits

The project is contributing to sustainable development: 

·         Reduction in emission of Greenhouse Gases

·         Avoidance of deforestation – also preventing soil erosion & nutrient loss and risk of flooding

·         Protection from lung diseases & lung cancer

·         Protection from neonatal complications

·         Reduced burns and injuries (from exposure to an open fire)

·         Number of families reached: 19,674

·         Number of people positively impacted: 96,402

In addition, we are also supporting a project in Uganda




Our certificate* acknowledges that


Cloud Cars Limited


47 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide

 Uganda Borehole Gold Standard VER project,

by supporting a VCS**

 This helps to combat climate change

and sustain our environment for future generations.


The most basic requirement to sustain life is clean water. For many rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa the struggle to find clean safe drinking water can take a major part of a family's resource.


More often than not the burden falls to women and children to collect water often walking a great distance from home.

Even then water drawn from pools or rivers is often contaminated with pollutants and potentially lethal bacteria that cause illness and infections, and so to make the water palatable and safe to drink it needs to be boiled.

The project works with local communities to

·          identify and repair the many broken boreholes in Uganda.

·         As well as the natural health benefits it means that families no longer have to boil the water,

·         saving firewood and thereby preventing carbon emissions from being released

·         The borehole rehabilitation and maintenance in Lango sub-region, Uganda, will be the very first programme to implement the new Gender Equality methodology from the Gold Standard.

*Our actual certificates can be viewed on line at www.cloudcarsltd.com


VCS – Verified Carbon Standard

GS VER – Gold Standard Verified Emission Reduction

Wayne Prospere


Cloud Cars Ltd.