Individuals from all over the United States - as well as from Hong Kong, Cape Town, Sydney, and Paris - have already transformed over 5.97 million pounds of their carbon emissions into wages in Mozambique, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Malawi through COTAP. COTAP is a registered IRS 501(c)3 public charity, and all of its projects are registered under the voluntary Plan Vivo standard, which is dedicated t o generating not only verified emissions reductions but also transparent and accountable income streams for smallholder farmers who live in areas where earnings are less than $2/day . COTAP’s initial project portfolio is poised to generate over $1 million in payments for these communities, an amount it seeks to scale to $30M annually.
COTAP’s partnerships and projects are with the New York-based William J. Clinton Foundation’s Trees of Hope project in Malawi, Montreal-based Taking Root’s project in Nicaragua, Kampala-based Ecotrust’s Trees for Global Benefits project in Uganda, and London-based Envirotrade’s Sofala project in Mozambique. The press release pertaining to the Clinton Foundation partnership can be seen at http://w ww.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10036880.htm .COTAP has partnered with four leading sustainability conferences: Net Impact, Investors’ Circle, Social Venture Network, and Social Capital Markets. More information on these partnerships can be seen at http://COTAP.org/2012/09/leading-sustainability-conferences-partner-with-cotap/.
COTAP has appeared in the New York Times Dot Earth blog, the Sierra Club's blog, the Clinton Foundation blog, Grist.org, and others. More at http://cotap.org/press.
Mission: Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (www.COTAP.org ) is a 501(c)3 public charity fighting both climate change and global poverty.
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