Us Carbon Offset operates a voluntary carbon credit program, which is leading the way in mitigating climate change within the agricultural sector by certifying farmers' carbon reduction or removal activities with carbon credits.
In the general carbon market, the primary focus is on issuing credits related to power and industry. In contrast, agricultural carbon credits are a relatively new concept, and the process of issuing them is complex due to the interaction of various factors, including cultural complexity, soil, and climate. This complexity makes it challenging to apply international standards uniformly. Therefore, Us Carbon Offset aims to develop and implement a program and methodology optimized for agricultural settings.
Us Carbon Offset program and methodologies were initially developed based on international standards and guidelines. However, they are expected to evolve further to be more effective and sustainable through collaboration with farmers.
Please refer to the [Program Guide] below for detailed information.
Methodology refers to the guidelines for quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions or removals associated with specific projects or activities.
Us Carbon Offset develops and applies methodologies to measure and certify carbon reduction and removal activities by farmer.
These methodologies are based on internationally recognized standards but are designed and improved toconsider the specific regional conditions and environmental characteristics
Additionally, all Us methodologies include ecological impact measurement methods to analyze the effects of projects on the respective farmlands.
The ecological impact measurement focuses on factors such as soil quality, agricultural biodiversity, and crop yields.It is a key mechanism that helps facilitate conservation measures for the ecosystem as needed.
This process encourages continued efforts to minimize the impact on agricultural ecosystems while issuing agricultural carbon credits. It also plays a crucial role in promoting a harmonious approach to climate change adaptation and sustainable agricultural management in the agricultural sector.
Us methodology is broadly categorized into two fields: Reduction and Removal.
Us Registry is a record-keeping system that provides information on the issuance and trading of carbon credits generated through the Us Program.
Us Registry allows access to information for the general public, including market participants.
By publicly disclosing information to the general public, it helps avoiding double counting of carbon credits, thereby increasing the transparency and reliability of the credits.