Welcome to COTAP’s Business Carbon Credit Calculator

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) connects your business’ carbon footprint with certified forestry projects which change lives for people living on less than $2 per day. 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 and medium businesses.

Important Business Carbon Footprint Calculator Notes

Small- to medium-sized 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@cotap.org

Life-changing income for the world’s poorest people

COTAP pools contributions from individuals and organizations 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

To offset your business carbon footprint 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 carbon offset 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.