Everything you need to know about Carbon Credits
What are they, when were they invented, and how can you acquire this asset that is saving the planet?
WHAT ARE CARBON CREDITS?
Carbon credits are digital certificates that prove that a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) is no longer emitted into the atmosphere. By purchasing these credits, you are supporting projects that aim to capture excess carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the greenhouse effect and global warming. Within the carbon credit market, MOSS stands out as the largest environmental platform in the world.
WHY AND WHEN WERE THESE CREDITS CREATED?
Despite the fact that the greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon, over the years and, especially, since the Industrial Revolution, the emission of greenhouse gases resulting from human action has increased dramatically, leading to a rise in global temperatures and generating the phenomenon known as global warming.
In order to mitigate the emissions of greenhouse gases and their consequences, countries from all over the world came together at climate conventions, especially since ECO 92 (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development), where it was recognized that global warming is the direct result of human actions.
In 1997, carbon credits were born from the Kyoto Protocol. The purpose of creating these credits is to have a mechanism that can compensate for the emission of these gases. When you buy a carbon credit, you prove that a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) is no longer emitted into the atmosphere. But how is it done? These initiatives are focused on the preservation of forests, sustainable management, conservation of local biodiversity and the capture of excess carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere.
WHAT INITIATIVES ARE FINANCED BY THE PURCHASE OF CARBON CREDITS?
Through processes involving visiting sites, conducting interviews, examining documentation, and performing research and technical risk assessment, MOSS chose 20 of the top 200 projects in Brazil, whose function is to capture excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. These are the initiatives that are financed through the carbon credits you purchase at our platform.
MOSS, through carbon credit sales, is helping to save the planet. In just over a year, around US $13 million have been sent to projects that aim to preserve the environment. Some of them have already been detailed here on the blog, such as: Agrocortex Project, one of the largest sustainable forestry initiatives in the country, focused on long-term timber production; Fazenda Fortaleza Ituxi, with a focus on sustainable management to reduce carbon dioxide emissions; and Amazon REED + IFM, which aims to conserve more than 20 thousand hectares of forest in Amazonas.
HOW CAN I BUY CARBON CREDITS?
Today, any natural or legal person can buy carbon credits. These credits can be purchased on our platform, in a simple way, in a maximum of two minutes.
Within the carbon credit market, MOSS stands out as the largest environmental platform in the world. On our digital platform, credits can be bought and sold in a safe and transparent market, as they are audited by international institutions that regulate the registration of credits following global protocols.
As previously mentioned, when you buy carbon credits, you support project financing aimed at environmental protection, forest management (in particular, the Amazon Rainforest) and social responsibility, by improving the quality of life of people in the region where the project is located. To purchase your carbon credits, just click here. It takes less than two minutes, it´s cheap (around US $15 per credit), and is a perennial, safe and audited asset by international institutions that regulate the carbon credit market.