We have recently been involved with a group called Protect Amazon Rainforest Please go to the following website(www.ProtectAmazonRainforest.com). The purpose of the group is to save the Amazon Rainforest. They now control over 10 million acres of the Amazon rainforest and are in the process of acquiring more land to protect. The Amazon rainforest is a natural resource unlike any other. We call it the “Breath of Life” because it produces over 20% of the world’s oxygen. Besides providing us with breathable air, the rainforest is a home to countless animal species, medicinal plants both known and still undiscovered, and resources local populations depend on for survival. If we want to sustain a healthy planet, there’s no doubt we need to fight to protect this resource.

They have well over 120,000,000 credits available for purchase. A single Protect Amazon Rainforest Certificate enables the protection of land for an entire year, preventing one metric ton of CO2 and other gases from entering the atmosphere by guarding the natural Carbon Sequestration of the rainforest. Single sequester credits cost only $30 US and protect forest that would otherwise be cleared for development by commercial interests as well as protecting land belonging to native tribes. This method of avoided deforestation may be the most effective and efficient at controlling carbon in the atmosphere. One acre (12 certificates) is conservatively valued at 12 sequester carbon credits annually. The accepted standard of 20 credits per rain forest acre, leaves 8 sequester carbon credits per acre as a reserve against the potential of any natural disaster.

Protect Amazon Rainforest has taken extraordinary efforts to confirm land title, to certify the forest engineering measurements, and to create a registry to record and track the location of all purchases.

If you or your client would like more information, please let me know.

The price for one Carbon Credit is only $39.00 USD.

Sincerely,

Peter Partos

A carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit representing the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or the mass of another greenhouse gas with a carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide.

Carbon credits and carbon markets are a component of national and international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs). One carbon credit is equal to one metric tonne of carbon dioxide, or in some markets, carbon dioxide equivalent gases. Carbon trading is an application of an emissions trading approach. Greenhouse gas emissions are capped and then markets are used to allocate the emissions among the group of regulated sources.

The goal is to allow market mechanisms to drive industrial and commercial processes in the direction of low emissions or less carbon intensive approaches than those used when there is no cost to emitting carbon dioxide and other GHGs into the atmosphere. Since GHG mitigation projects generate credits, this approach can be used to finance carbon reduction schemes between trading partners and around the world.

There are also many companies that sell carbon credits to commercial and individual customers who are interested in lowering their carbon footprint on a voluntary basis. These carbon off setters purchase the credits from an investment fund or a carbon development company that has aggregated the credits from individual projects. Buyers and sellers can also use an exchange platform to trade, such as the Carbon Trade Exchange, which is like a stock exchange for carbon credits. The quality of the credits is based in part on the validation process and sophistication of the fund or development company that acted as the sponsor to the carbon project. This is reflected in their price; voluntary units typically have less value than the units sold through the rigorously validated Clean Development Mechanism.

Forest Carbon Credit (FCC)

Forest Carbon Credits (FCC) are the best because it is a simple formula that we use 1 acre of forest land with X amount of trees and underbrush equals to so many carbon credit. You can monitor your forest credits by simply looking at you computer. Just pull up the latest satellite picture of the land your carbon credits are on and see if they area has changed. Forests are an important part of the global carbon cycle because trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. By removing this greenhouse gas from the air, forests function as terrestrial carbon sinks, meaning they store large amounts of carbon. At any time, forests account for as much as double the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Even as more anthropogenic carbon is produced, forests remove around three billion tons of anthropogenic carbon every year. This amounts to about 30% of all carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Therefore, an increase in the overall forest cover around the world would tend to mitigate global warming. This is the best way for you to maintain a health earth and be sure that you are really helping the earth. We can teach you to verify your own forest Carbon Credits by getting you a real time satellite view of your property in the Amazon Rain Forest that house your credits.

Certified Emission Reduction (CER) units

The most common type of compliance credit is a CER (Certified Emission Reduction unit) which originates from projects in developing counties. Certification and overall approval of these abatement projects and their credits is known as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). They must be monitored and if the system is not right or correctly monitored then your carbon credits could be in jeopardy. You would need someone on site to verify their findings and make sure they have only been sold once.

Emission Reduction Unit (ERU)

Like CER in developing nations, within developed nations, a mechanism known as Joint Implementation or JI, produces compliance credits referred to as Emission Reduction Units or ERUs. They must be monitored and if the system is not right or correctly monitored then your carbon credits could be in jeopardy. You would need someone on site to verify their findings and make sure they have only been sold once.

Voluntary Carbon Credits

More information on the voluntary market can be found here. The credit types below are just a sample of the most commonly used products in Australia and globally. Many more types exist overseas and if you want more information on these, please contact us.

VCS credits or Voluntary Carbon Units (VCU) must be real, the abatement must have occurred, they must be additional by going beyond business-as-usual activities, be measurable, permanent, not temporarily displace emissions, the findings need to be independently verified and unique so they cannot be used more than once to offset emissions. The VCS is the most widely known and chosen standards in the voluntary market due to itís Kyoto compatibility as well as itís ability to manage a wide range of project types and methodologies. You would need someone on site to verify their findings and make sure they have only been sold once.

Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)

A REC is not a carbon credit that represents one tonne of CO2e emissions but rather a unit that relates to how much CO2e is saved by the adoption of renewable energy and how efficiently one mega watt hour (MWh) of electricity can be produced. This can vary from as little as a 500 kilos of CO2e, to as much as almost two tonnes from older, less efficient power stations. Like carbon credits, in an attempt to phase out and replace traditional, emission intensive activities, RECs provide financial subsidies for the power sector to help renewable energy projects become more viable around the world.

New technology and innovations to existing technology are rapidly being realized in areas such as; solar Photo Voltaic (PV) cells, wind farms, subterranean geothermal power plants, wave collection technology, hydroelectric, tidal power, renewable biomass and more. Depending on their location, these projects can produce RECs but as they also displace CO2e they can often be a more viable project if a choice was made in favor of producing carbon credits instead, for example VCUs, VERs or CERs. Renewable Energy Certificate (REC). They must be monitored and if the system is not right or correctly monitored then your carbon credits could be in jeopardy. You would need someone on site to verify their findings and make sure they have only been sold once.