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Our focus is on the capturing of carbon within agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture. We use the carbon market to help smaller landowners earn revenue by sequestering carbon in their forests or Arable land.
A carbon credit is a tradeable asset issued by the independent verification body that represents a reduction or removal of one metric ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon credits are bought and sold through a public marketplace or through any buyers or traders.
The burning of fossil fuels for transportation, manufacturing, and industrial processes emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Entities who are required by law to limit or offset their carbon dioxide emissions, as well as entities that are voluntarily offsetting their emissions, may purchase carbon credits that are generated from growing forests. As trees grow, they use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide from the air into wood. This process can be measured and values can be assigned in the form of carbon credits. Carbon credits can then be purchased by entities to help them reach their emission reduction goals. 1 carbon credit equals 1 tonne (metric ton) of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere.
The price of carbon varies depending on market conditions
tCO2e stands for tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This is the standard unit in carbon accounting used to quantify greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reductions, and carbon credits.
Emissions are the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from sources and processes in a facility, including from the combustion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, petroleum products, and natural gas liquids.
An emissions reduction is the term used to quantify the amount of release of greenhouse gas, notably used in terms of prevention of a release. This term is put in place by the regulating body and it represents the standard unit of measurement for carbon projects. A single emissions reduction unit is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.
The term GHGs stands for greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases within our atmosphere which absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range. Excess of these gases due to human activity are widely accepted as a major contributor to global climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the mostly widely recognized greenhouse gas and is the only greenhouse gas pertinent to Agriculture or forest offset projects. It is also used as the standard unit of measurement for carbon projects.
In order for a property to be eligible for a carbon project, it must demonstrate that it is additional. Additionality means that actions that are taking place (i.e., implementing a carbon project and maintaining carbon stocks on a property) are beyond what would be otherwise required by law, regulation, or legally binding mandate, and that they exceed what would otherwise occur in a conservative business-as-usual scenario.
The Payment Period is a pre-determined period for which an offset project will remain eligible to be issued credits (and in which landowners will receive their annual payment). The Payment Period is synonymous with the term “Crediting Period.”
Forest conservation (REDD+): Projects such as REDD+ sequester carbon in biomass and the soil while sustaining communities and biodiversity.
Improved forest management: Improved forest management could be APPLIED to some two billion hectares of wood-production forest worldwide, an area twice the size of the United States.
Reforestation and afforestation: Planting trees could remove more than 100 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2050, according to projections by EARTH INNOVATION INSTITUTE.
Grassland Conservation: According to PROJECT DRAWDOWN, grassland protection has the potential to withhold 3.35–4.25 gigatons of CO2e.
Mangrove conservation and restoration: Mangroves are estimated to store up to four times more carbon than rainforests, making them a highly effective natural climate solution.
Agricultural land management: Sustainable land management and regenerative agriculture will help to adapt to a changing climate, mitigate the impact of food production on the environment, and ensure food security for a growing and more affluent global population.
Blue carbon: Coastal and marine ecosystems, including seagrass and seaweed, store large quantities of carbon.