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First Carbon Credits Corporation Supporting The Canadian Farmer

Why Purchase Carbon Credits From First Carbon Credits Corporation?

Offset your Carbon Footprint (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) by purchasing carbon credits from FCCC. Our offsets are based upon responsible land use and support the Canadian farmer/ land owner.

FCCC works with the Canadian farmer / land owner to generate carbon credits through best farming practices.   Best farm practices include:

Soil Sequestration

Zero or Reduced Tillage Practices
Crop Rotations
Reduce or Eliminate Summer Fallowing
Mulch Tillage (residue left in field)
Land Conversions

Manure Management

Manure Storage
Manure Handling

Fossil Fuel Reductions

CLICK HERE For more information on LAND BASED BIO-SEQUESTRATION (Land Use Land Use Change)

CLICK HERE For more information on  FCCC’s Projects


Summerfallow Project

Pictures of Summerfallow Project, Conversion to No Summerfallow or Chemfallow, Change Summerfallow Fields Several Times in Season to Crop Rotation and No Till or Apply Chemical and Do No Tillage


Positive Crop Residue Cycle

Crop Residue Project – Positive Crop Residue Cycle presented, Leaving waste on Fields After Harvest

FCCC’s projects are carried out in accordance with the methodologies developed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in charge of the Kyoto Protocol.  FCCC offsets meet strong, independent standards (such as the CDM, VCS or The Gold Standard) which ensures that key quality criteria, including additionality, are met. 

All of the environmental impact has already taken place - not based upon some future promises or commitments. All of our credits are ex-post. So, you can be assured that your offset has happened.

Upon purchasing the credits, you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity with a unique registration number so it is traceable. This process ensures you that your purchase of Carbon Credits is authentic and not duplicated. It indicates the approximate location of the Canadian farm that has generated your carbon offset (including the latitude and longitude locators of the project). We have detailed information about our offsets on our website, so you know what you are purchasing.

When you Purchase FCCC Carbon Credits They Meet The Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute’s Criteria for Purchasing Carbon Offsets.

The David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute have prepared a guide, Purchasing Carbon Offsets, to help Canadian consumers, businesses and organizations assess the quality of carbon offsets and the vendors that sell them. The following are some questions potential buyers can ask offset vendors:

What is/are the specific offset project type(s) (e.g., wind farm, methane capture, etc.) in your portfolio and where are the carbon offset projects located?

FCCC Answer:

All of FCCC’s offset projects to date are located in Canada and are originated using a Land Use, Land Use Change Protocol (LULUC).

Have your carbon offsets been certified to a recognized standard (Gold Standard, CDM, VCS, Climate Action Reserve, Green-e Climate Protocol for Renewable Energy, etc.) to ensure quality? If so, please list the standard(s).

FCCC Answer:

FCCC’s offsets are originated according to ISO 14064 -Part 2, recognized by the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), and aggregated according to both the CDM and VCS Standards.

What steps have you taken to ensure that the carbon offsets you are selling are additional?

FCCC Answer:

We are in compliance with the CDM Standard additionality tool and only those offsets that are NOT recognized as Business as Usual (BAU) are included in our inventory.

How do you ensure that the greenhouse gas reductions that your carbon offsets represent are quantified accurately?

FCCC Answer:

Our Quantification Methodology is clearly identified in the Protocols we use and all calculations are based on an adjusted baseline coefficient that is credible and conservative in the estimation of tonnes aggregated within our offset inventory.

Are 100 per cent of your offsets validated and verified by accredited third parties?

FCCC Answer:

The Protocols FCCC uses have all been validated and verified by a vigorous scientific process and our total offset inventory is originated and aggregated according to these validated and verified Protocols.

If you are selling offsets that will be created in the future (i.e., forward crediting), what mechanisms (insurance or otherwise) have you put in place to ensure those offsets will actually be delivered?

FCCC Answer:

All of FCCC’s offsets are created ex-post. That is to say - we only measure that which has already occurred so there is no future or forward based selling by First Carbon Credits Corporation.

What percentage of your portfolio (by tonnes of CO2e) is made up of offsets from tree-planting or agricultural soils projects? If it is a significant percentage (more than 20 per cent of your portfolio), how do you address permanence risks?

FCCC Answer:

All of FCCC’s offset inventory is originated and aggregated using validated and verified protocols from LULUC (Land Use land Use Change). This means that the quantification methodology we use has a permanence factor included in the coefficient. In addition, we only aggregate that which has already occurred, and this insures our offset inventory is credible and permanent over time.

Do you use a publicly accessible registry to track your offsets? If yes, please list the website. If not, how do you ensure that your offsets are only sold to one buyer? And do you "retire" offsets that you sell?

FCCC Answer:

FCCC uses its own internal registry process so that our buyers can locate and track their offset purchase directly from our site.

What is your company doing to educate consumers about climate change and the need for government policy to deal with it?

FCCC Answer:

FCCC provides a carbon footprint calculator and encourage all who access our site to calculate their annual footprint and reduce or offset their personal emissions.

Are you a member of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), which has a Code of Best Practice that members must adhere to?

FCCC Answer:

FCCC is not currently a member of ICROA. However, FCCC is a recognized Service Provider listed on the CSA Group’s GHG Registry. Click here for more details