The Wall Street Journal – Brazilian Farmers Who Protect the Amazon Rainforest Would Like to Be Paid

"Some say they would protect forests on their land if compensated through a carbon-credit program on the agenda in Glasgow." Carbonext is mentioned for its work developing carbon projects in the states of Pará and Amazonas. By Paulo Trevisani and Juan Forero for the Wall Street Journal

 

Brazilian Farmers Who Protect the Amazon Rainforest Would Like to Be Paid

 

"At São Paulo-based Carbonext Tecnologia em Soluções Ambientais Ltda, a firm that designs carbon projects in the giant states of Amazonas and Para, satellite images are used to map out a project area. Technicians then measure a tree’s circumference while estimating height to calculate how much carbon the project holds, with each sizable tree holding up to 7.5 tons of carbon.
 
Each ton that doesn’t wind up in the atmosphere becomes a carbon credit that Carbonext sells to large and small emitters world-wide. Chief Executive Officer Janaina Dallan said her company cuts deals with landowners in which Carbonext reaps 30% of proceeds with the sale of carbon credits in exchange for managing the entire process, from making the carbon inventory to selling the offsets."