Located in the remote East Khasi Hills of India, this project will protect and restore 27,000 hectares of forests, offset over 860K tonnes of CO2 emissions, and improve livelihoods for 4,400 families that live on less than $2 per day. Now when you offset through COTAP.org, you’re counteracting your CO2 emissions and changing lives through 5 projects on 3 continents! Learn more on the Khasi Hills project page…
Note added 7/9/14: Due to updates to the Markit Environmental Registry system, the below table’s retirement links no longer work; however, the links have been fixed on our Transparency page.
As of today, here’s how and when Cotappers’ tonnes have been allocated (or are going to be allocated) to our 4 projects. This table is a “snapshot” of where things stand today. The most current table, with examples of how to interpret the allocation of your COTAP transaction(s), can always be found on our Transparency page. To view the respective retirement record, click on the Retirement date:
|Nicaragua||4/27/13||12/6/13||12/10/13||1/9/14 (1 of 2)||2013|
|Nicaragua||4/27/13||12/6/13||12/10/13||1/9/14 (2 of 2)||2013|
|Uganda||3/4/13||12/7/13||12/10/13||1/12/14 (1 of 3)||2010|
|Uganda||3/4/13||12/7/13||12/10/13||1/12/14 (2 of 3)||2010|
|Uganda||3/4/13||12/7/13||12/10/13||1/12/14 (3 of 3)||2010|
|Mozambique||6/19/13||1/2/14||1/24/14||2/19/14 (1 of 2)||2011|
|Mozambique||6/19/13||1/2/14||1/24/14||2/19/14 (2 of 2)||2011|
|Malawi||2/15/13||12/9/13||12/11/13||1/9/14 (1 of 2)||2010|
|Malawi||2/15/13||12/9/13||12/11/13||1/9/14 (2 of 2)||2010|
As of today, COTAP owes all of its projects $5,117 for 587 tonnes. COTAP performed a round of partner disbursals in early December in order to promptly and publicly register a business client’s transaction on the Markit Environmental Registry. Shortly thereafter, quite a few more Cotapper transactions occurred in the remainder of December, and then a 303 tonne transaction occurred in late January.
Historically, COTAP’s retirement tonnage per partner payment has averaged about 300 tonnes. Thus, the “what we owe” tonnage (if you divide 587 by our four projects) is consistent with that. We would prefer to disburse Cotappers’ funds to partners more frequently, but we also need to balance that with our transaction costs.
An article about COTAP’s partnership with Costa Rican sustainability consulting firm 100-SD appeared in La Nación, Costa Rica’s leading national newspaper, in an article entitled “Empresa 100-SD certificará compañías costarricenses como c-neutrales.“
COTAP has partnered with Costa Rican sustainability consulting firm 100-SD. This is a very exciting development because Costa Rica has committed to becoming carbon neutral as a country by 2021!
Under the 100% Carbon Neutral program, 100-SD offers carbon emissions measurement and neutrality certification to Costa Rican businesses of all sectors and sizes. 100-SD has selected COTAP as one of its global partners for securing carbon credit retirements for its clients.
100-SD’s 100% Carbon Neutral process is expected to take 45 days for most clients, and it is expected that the first companies to obtain certification under this process will be announced December 1.
Our carbon footprint reduction tips got recognized in an article entitled “Cinco acciones diarias para cuidar el medio ambiente.“