Consumers and responsible citizens now expect corporates and governments to account for their carbon footprint and to �do something� about it. In addition, there has been an increase in carbon regulatory frameworks at all levels (global, continental, sub-continental, national, state/provincial and local), and Africa is no exception to this. Climate change and the green global economy have become central in international trade negotiations, with direct emphasis on reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. The first step towards achieving this is quantifying GHG emissions at organizational and national levels in order to come up with measures to reduce such emissions. Green Capacity (Pty) Ltd has the capacity to assist entities (including governments) to move towards a low carbon path. his includes carbon footprinting activities, offsetting advice and carbon trading.