tag: methodology

  • Photographic verification is here!

    18 months have passed since the completion of our first planting session. You might be wondering by now how your tree is doing and how it looks like. In this case, don't hesitate to access your tree's profile on greenamity.org to see it for yourself! This is because we have...

  • Coming up soon: our second reforestation project!

    We dedicated the latest months to develop the framework for our second reforestation project, an ambitious proposal which makes a lot of sense. Are you ready to learn more about it? Just keep reading and share your thoughts with us! Thousands of cacao, avocado and mandarine trees will be planted...

  • How does one estimate biomass accumulation without cutting down trees?

    Fabrizio's main point in his previous post on carbon financing highlights the difficulties in ensuring that funds from a carbon-offset programme actually reach the participating community members. The costs of implementing a tiered evaluation of carbon sequestration (UN-REDD Programme, 2013), the certification process and the costs of simply developing the project...

  • The cost of "transparency"

    Have you ever considered supporting climate action projects in least developed countries? Yes? Well you probably wondered where the money actually goes? It's a great question, but the answer is complicated. Over the past 10 years concerns about transparency have risen up the agenda of the voluntary carbon market. Doubts...

  • Greenamity's offsetting approach

    We believe that paying small farmers and forest users for the carbon dioxide they sequester through planting trees is an effective way to help fight climate change and alleviate poverty. However, in most developing countries forestry policies and institutions lack the capacity to promote initiatives that could withstand the highly...

  • For profit or not for profit?

    One of the most problematic challenges we had when setting up Greenamity was the decision of which juridical form would better fit our objectives. We kept discussing that over a three months period. In the end we decided that Greenamity should be a for profit company and there are two reasons...