Farming News: Landowners can sell carbon credits for £100/tonne
A UK-based ground-breaking carbon development project is offering landowners the opportunity to generate £100 per tonne of carbon, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.
The innovative carbon credit marketplace, which was unveiled at Groundswell 2023, is the brainchild of Re-generation Earth.
The platform enables landowners to sell credits they earn from managing their land more sustainably and puts additional profits into farmers’ pockets.
The company claims that its price for carbon credits is
“the highest return currently available”.
“It will see farmers selling their credits for around four or five times the current market value elsewhere.”
Selling carbon credits
The Re-generation Earth marketplace incentivises the adoption of “genuine, effective and sustainable” practices such as:
- Regenerative agriculture;
- Tree planting;
- Carbon sequestration;
- Biodiversity net gain.
By connecting landowners, individuals, and companies with global buyers, Re-generation Earth says it caters to the increasingly high demand to reduce the impact on the environment.
By investing in carbon reduction and sequestration programmes, landowners can benefit from an additional, steady source of income while simultaneously tackling climate change.
The Re-generation Earth platform offers unprecedented ease of navigation, with the ability to manage all carbon credits in one place and provides buyers with a simple, assured, user-friendly experience.
With its launch and the price offered to farmers, Re-generation Earth is “revolutionising the carbon credits market”.
It believes it has the potential to make a “huge” difference in the fight against climate change.
Re-generation Earth founder, Richard Bowe, commented: “We are thrilled to be launching our carbon credit marketplace.”
“This platform gives landowners and other entities a chance to benefit from a form of conservation that has such a positive effect on our planet.”
“Farmers can now sell their carbon credits for a tidy sum, while buyers can purchase these credits to offset their own emissions.”
“At all times, the land manager remains in control, being able to sell them whenever they are ready,” Bowe concluded.
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