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Business Carbon Credits That Empower The Poorest.

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) fights both climate change and global poverty. When you buy business carbon credits through COTAP, your CO2 emissions are being neutralized by certified forestry projects which create life-changing income for smallholder farmers who live on less than $2 per day.

COTAP’s Business Carbon Credits Calculator & Notes


Our calculator is thorough, easy to understand, and well-documented. Originally created for individuals, its extensive set of data sources and methodology are equally accurate for small- to medium-sized businesses.

Businesses should use the “actual” method (#2) in the Home section. Record your inputs and results before leaving this page, as our calculator doesn’t retain results. For custom calculations or assistance calculating your business’ carbon footprint, please email us at business at cotap dot org.

Life-changing income for the world’s poorest people


COTAP pools carbon credit transactions from individuals and businesses and supports projects which compensate farmers for planting and maintaining trees on under-utilized portions of their land.  Plantings and tree growth are monitored and verified by third parties, and farmer payments are front-loaded and performance-based, paid over a period of 7 to 10 years for plantings which will sequester CO2 over 25 or more years.

Offsetting by Check


Please make your check payable to Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) and mail to:

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP)
3857 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA  94610  U.S.A.

If you would like your business carbon credits transaction allocated to a specific mix of our projects, please include that information along with your check.  Otherwise, the tonnes from your transaction will be allocated evenly to all COTAP projects.

To receive an emailed donation acknowledgement letter instead of a mailed one, please be sure to include your email address.

Learn More About COTAP


To learn more, please see the Mission, Projects, How It Works, How We’re DifferentTransparency, and Standards sections of our site and see our above menu.