Suite 306, Prestige Tower,
Emerald Ave. Ortigas Center,
Pasig City, Philippines 1600
Tel. : 63-2-638-3836
Fax : 63-2-638-3840
Email : rmacc@rockymountaincafe.ph
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RMACC is working to register its coffee tree plantations with the CDM Executive Board and to offer Certificates of Emission Reductions (Carbon Credits) resulting from our reforestation activities to various buyers such as governments, regulated emitters, and carbon funds.

RMACC project consists in planting 1 millions coffee trees in 10 plantations of 100 hectares each in the Philippines in order:
•  To reforest 1,000 hectares of deforested lands in the Philippines and thereby contribute to forest and flora regeneration, watershed management, and carbon reduction;
•  To guarantee the supply of 100% organic high altitude Arabica coffee beans for the operations RMC in the Philippines ;
•  To generate enough 100% organic Arabica green coffee beans to be able to export organic coffee to Canada and Japan ;
•  To contribute to the socio-economic development of indigenous people living in these areas;

The Kyoto Protocol strengthens the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by establishing a framework for the direct implementation of actions reducing GHG emissions. The protocol was adopted in 1997 and entered into force in February 2005 after its ratification by Russia . Countries having ratified the Kyoto Protocol have committed themselves to reducing their GHG emissions throughout 2008-2012 by 5.2% compared to the year 1990. National targets vary across Kyoto countries, the European community having committed itself to an 8% target, while Canada and Japan have a 6% target. The Kyoto Protocol paved the way for new opportunities by establishing three specific mechanisms, namely:

These mechanisms aim to enhance the cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures by offering signatory countries the choice between reducing emissions at home or in another country. The cost of reducing emissions can vary from a region to another but the global environmental benefits for the atmosphere are the same. 

The goal of the CDM is to support and promote investments in developing countries in order to facilitate the transfer of environmentally friendly technologies. This mechanism allows countries listed under Annex I of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (developed countries) to implement GHG emissions reduction projects in developing countries.

Emissions reductions resulting from CDM projects translate into emissions reduction credits tradable on the global carbon market. Emissions reductions are estimated and measured in comparison to a baseline level, namely the amount of emissions that would have taken place if the project had not been developed.

A CDM project is typically characterized by the following stages:

Commercialization of certified emissions reductions (C ERs) have a monetary value and are tradable on the global carbon market, the underlying asset for each CER is a ton of CO2 equivalent.


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