What is Carbon Credit (CC)?

What is Carbon Credit (CC)?

Carbon credits or Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates are issued when there is a reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). By convention, one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent corresponds to one carbon credit. This credit can be traded in the international market. The reduction of emissions of other gases which also contribute to the greenhouse may also be converted into carbon credits, using the concept of equivalent carbon.

 

Carbon Credits create a market for GHG reduction by giving a monetary value to pollution. The concept of carbon sequestration was enshrined in the Kyoto Conference in 1997 in order to contain and reverse the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere in order to reduce the greenhouse effect, which determines a maximum quota that developed countries can emit.

 

The conservation of carbon stocks in soils, forests and other vegetation, the preservation of native forests, the establishment of forests and agroforestry and reclamation are some actions that contribute to the reduction of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

 

The results of the effect Sequestration can be quantified using the estimate of biomass of the plant above and below ground, the calculating of carbon stored in the timber and the amount of CO2 absorbed in photosynthesis.

 

Carbon Credit (CC) is a form of environmental currency.