First Sale of Carbon Credits in Guatemala

The $ 400.000 raised will go to manage forests in an 11 hectare area in Petén.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


U.S. Company Global Carbon Group agreed to buy carbon credits from the mayors of San Jose and San Francisco in the first operation of its kind in Guatemala, and thus offsetting 1.2 million tons of greenhouse gases for 20 years.

For Guatemala this type of arrangement is an alternative to stop deforestation in the country.

The article in, reported that "The sale of carbon credits is a mechanism recognized by the Voluntary Carbon Market, a parallel initiative to methods used by the Kyoto Protocol."

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