The mainstream CO2 market makes it too expensive for high impact, small-scale projects to go to market.
That’s why we have decided to offer direct forest protection agreements with the farmers which are independently audited. Currently, Original Beans has established two Climate Forests, one with the cacao farmers in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, and one with farmers in Piura, Peru.
Take for instance Vandebron energy, a trail-blazing young energy company based in the Netherlands. As the company’s name, “from origin”, suggests, Vandebron sources energy from small, local energy providers and sells it in a 100% traceable, green energy subscription. Household customers who still emit carbon by say, cooking with gas, are offered to offset those emissions from a 100% traceable, green certificate source: Original Beans’ Climate Forest in the Esmeraldas, Ecuador.