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The snags of Carbon Banking

Rabobank recently became a Carbon Bank and wants to compensate for CO2. According to the Rabobank, they are making a positive impact by doing so. But what is Carbon Banking and what does it deliver?

Rabobank has recently become a Carbon Bank. At Carbon Banking, Rabobank is the intermediary for small African farmers and polluting companies who want to compensate for CO2.

What is Carbon Banking?

How does Carbon Banking work? For example, farmers have mango trees on their property among the crops, which absorb CO2 in their growing process. Farmers can sell these CO2 rights to polluting companies. This provides the farmers with money they have earned back their investment in the trees. In addition, the trees offer extra income by selling their fruit and protecting livestock and crops from heat.

What are the benefits of Carbon Banking?

According to Rabobank, there is, of course, a positive impact. It removes the financial barriers for African farmers to go green. They also only want to work with companies already working on sustainability, not those that remain gray.

We are not yet convinced. What do you think about this form of CO2 compensation?

Hedgehog Company is affiliated with various compensation partners, each with a sustainable compensation project. Curious how Hedgehog Company can help you?

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Rafael
Rafael
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