What is your carbon footprint

Carbon Footprint

The footprints give clues to where we came from and where we go. The footprints give us information about the animals that leave them. The actual footprints offer details about the size, weight and speed, while the carbon footprints measure how much carbon dioxide (CO2) we produce during our daily lives. Going to work by car, a movement of the light switch and a flight out of town, all use fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas. When fossil fuels are burned, they emit Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions such as CO2, which contribute to global warming. Atmospheric CO2, in which 98% comes from burning fossil fuels.

You can contribute by purchasing Carbon Credits (CC) and or Avoided Deforestation (REDD) in order to neutralize your carbon footprint.

How is the estimation of plant biomass?

The trees were measured at 1.3 m above the ground and circumference at breast height (CAP) was measured tree height and estimated weight of biomass per hectare (consider also the branches, foliage and roots), and also measured the litter (dead part) at 1.00 m x 1.00 m, where the dead leaves were taken for weighing, thus stipulating the weight per 1 hectare, which has10.000m2, totaling 200 tons of Carbon Credits (DC) per hectare.

* Weighing a square meter of dead biomass (litter) and multiplied by the area of 1 hectare.
* Measurement of the thickness of trees up to 1.3 m, circumference at the height of Peio (CAP) multiplied by the height of the tree.

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Voluntary markets

Groups and sectors that do not need to cut emissions according to the Kyoto Protocol or companies located in countries not signatory to the Kyoto Protocol (as firms in the United States), have the option to trade emission reductions in so-called voluntary markets. This market is for any person or entity wishing to participate in the reduction of Greenhouse gases (GHGs), with consequent reduction of global warming, our projects Carbon Credit (CC) and Avoided Deforestation (REDD) achieve 100% of voluntary market.

Carbon sinks

According to the Kyoto Protocol, countries that have large forested areas, which naturally absorb CO2, can use these forests as credit in exchanging for control of emissions, our projects Carbon Credit (CC) and Avoided Deforestation (REDD) achieve 100% of carbon sinks.

What types of gases?

CO2 – Carbon Dioxide = 1 ton of carbon dioxide is equal to a credit carbon (CC)

CH4 – Methane = 1 ton of methane equals 21 Carbon Credits

* Methane is 21 times more polluting than carbon dioxide.

What are the deadlines?

Period of seven years with two possible renewals, or ten years without possibility of renewal.

gasesWhat are the values?

The value of Carbon Credit (CC) is being negotiated by:

* U.S. $ 6.50 (six dollars and fifty cents) per ton, while the value per hectare is U.S. $ 1,300.00 (one thousand three hundred U.S. dollars);

£ 4.20 (four pounds and twenty cents) per ton, while the value per hectare is £ 840.00(eight hundred and forty pounds sterling);

€ 5.20 (five euros and twenty cents) per ton, while the value per hectare is € 1,040.00(one thousand and forty euros).

 

AMOUNT OF CARBON CREDITS (CC) area, and the corresponding area to be paid
Number of hectares Total in Carbon Credit (CC) Total in U.S. $ Total in £ Total in €
1 200 1.300,00 840,00 1.040,00
10 2.000 13.000,00 8.400,00 10.400,00
100 20.000 130.000,00 84.000,00 104.000,00
1.000 200.000 1.300.000,00 840.000,00 1.040.000,00
5.000 1.000.000 6.500.000,00 4.200.000,00 5.200.000,00
10.000 2.000.000 13.000.000,00 8.400.000,00 10.400.000,00