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Carbon Credits

Helping our corporate clients achieve climate ambitions with nature-based carbon credits. We offer high quality nature-based carbon credits on the voluntary market that help farmers remove carbon from the atmosphere by regenerative farming.

Emissions

True climate impact

Most types of carbon credits on the voluntary market are prevention or reductions offsets. These credits slow the rate of emissions, but do not address the CO2 already in the atmosphere. To limit the effects of climate change, prevention and reduction is not enough. Carbon must be removed from the atmosphere and regenerative agriculture has the potential to do so. Our carbon credits reflect true removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon removal is an emerging component of climate action, adopted by companies who take a leadership position on climate change. We believe carbon removal is the only way to truly offset remaining emissions.

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Accelerating carbon farming

By buying carbon credits, you stimulate farmers to remove carbon from the atmosphere by applying regenerative farming practices. Farmers receive financial and technical support to start carbon farming. We issue carbon credits and connect farmers with buyers to sell the carbon credits they generate through our platform. By adopting regenerative practices, farmers can reduce and sequester carbon dioxide into their soils. On average, an estimated 1-3 tCO2eq can be removed from the atmosphere per hectare per year. We advise farmers on different practices to draw down carbon from the air into the soils.

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Reach climate goals

We ensure that the carbon credits you buy are of the highest standards. We aim to prevent double counting, we strive to ensure reduction or removal are additional, and we consider wider benefits such as biodiversity and improved water management. We make use of science backed carbon models to create baseline measures and estimate the impact of regenerative practices. Farmers are monitored on the implementation of practice changes, and we aim to prevent leakage from occurring.

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Frequent asked questions

What is a nature-based carbon credit?

Nature-based carbon credits, or natural climate solutions, are projects which protect, transform or restore land. In this way, nature absorbs more CO2 emissions from the atmosphere. These projects can lead to the marketing, trading and sale of carbon credits.

What is the voluntary carbon market?

The voluntary carbon market offers businesses, NGOs and individuals the possibility to offset their emissions on a voluntary basis by purchasing carbon credits. This voluntary market operates not because of government obligations but as a matter of own social responsibility and as a response to market pressure and public opinion.

Are the Rabo Carbon Bank credits certified?

While we strive for certification, our credits are not certified yet. We work together with leading certification bodies to verify our methodology and to validate carbon stock levels measured in the soils.

How do you monitor carbon levels in the soil?

We perform a baseline measurement through on-site soil samples to establish existing carbon stock levels in the soil. This measurement serves as input to model the impact of implementation of measures during the course of a contract. This enables us to determine the levels of carbon sequestration potential beforehand. After 1, 2 or 3 years we collect second on-site soil samples to check and update the model accordingly.

What about permanence? How do we know the carbon remains in the soil?

Each farmer signs a 3-year contract during which they are legally bound to apply the practices in our program. We strongly believe the additional gains from application of the practices will provide ample reason for farmers to continue applying these beyond the duration of the contract - even if they decide to no longer remain part of the program to generate carbon credits. Nonetheless, we continue monitoring the soils up to 3 years after sequestered carbon is verified. Potential losses are mitigated by working with many farmers and are covered through our buffers and backed by a Carbon Bank guarantee when required.

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