…with a custom tree-planting initiative in Nigeria.
To establish you as a company that cares about its impact on the environment.
Our product includes women and youth because we understand that climate change have specific and disproportionate impacts on women and youth.
Our product is proudly made in Nigeria. We develop local solutions to tackle the global climate crisis.
To help meet your organization's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals and measure your environmental impact.
To contribute to sustainability efforts and play an important role in curbing global warming.
The current state of our climate is dire. Current trajectory for global temperature is warmer than the 1.5 ̊C target. Climate Action Tracker estimates that the projected warming from current climate policies (what countries are doing) is 2.7 ̊C and the best-case scenario for all climate pledges is 1.8 ̊C.
For businesses, climate change is causing consumption of more fossil fuel instead of less.
Climate change has caused erratic rainfall and drought patterns that often reduce the water level in Kanji dam and other smaller dams. Consequently, the amount of hydroelectric power generated has declined and affected power distribution nationwide. This has contributed to companies consuming more fossil fuels (when in fact they should consume less) than they would without climate change.
Climate change affects everyone, but it can have specific and disproportionate impacts on women and youth
Women experience the greatest impacts of climate change, which amplifies existing gender inequalities and poses unique threats to their livelihoods, health, and safety. Climate change impacts such as extreme weather events can disrupt access to education for the youth, and families may prioritize immediate survival over education during crises. Youths also face economic uncertainties in the face of climate change, with potential job losses in industries negatively affected by environmental shifts.
The climate crisis is affecting both the health of people and businesses.
Malaria is known to be rampant in Nigeria - the hot and humid weather breeds mosquitoes. The rise in global temperatures has led to extended dry seasons in Nigeria thus, giving room for malaria to be widespread. As people are a significant part of a company’s operations, a public health crisis such as malaria is unhealthy both for the people and companies.
By investing in carbon emissions compensation, you are adapting with the times and your reward is that you beat your competitions to the race to net-zero.
Very soon, investors and consumers will only do business with companies that are eco-conscious. We are already seeing this play out globally with increasing consumer and investor awareness.
We use a 3-step approach that starts with first establishing a baseline for your emissions, then working our way towards mitigating some of your emissions and compensating unavoidable emissions.
1. Quantify your emissions
We will quantify the amount of greenhouse gases you emit. We will then identify activities that contribute the most to your carbon footprint.
2. Reduce and compensate your emissions
We will develop practical strategies to;
(i) cut your emission hotspots
(ii) compensate the rest of the emissions that cannot be mitigated.
3. Plant trees to compensate the rest of the emissions that cannot be mitigated
With our trusted mechanism, we will plant trees for you. You can identify a community you would like to have your trees planted or we can do it for you.
Your trees will be monitored over time.
VegPro is one of Kenya’s largest horticultural production and exporting companies with an estimated annual vegetable export of 60,000 tons to the EU.
Agramondis assisted the company’s technical team with the calculation of the carbon footprint of its growing and exporting operations and provided practical recommendations on how to mitigate emissions.
Our goal to be carbon-neutral birthed an initiative to promote our commitment to sustainability.
We leveraged our access to a large and growing field network to mobilize the first iteration. We chose a village in eastern Nigeria, with a recognized dearth of trees over the last 20-30 years among the local population.
During this process, we chose trees that are native, edible and/or provide livelihood, sensitised the community on our purpose for planting the trees, employed the community youths to do the planting and took GPS records (and phone numbers where GPS records were not possible) of where trees are planted.
Carbon offsetting is linked to formal purchasing of certified carbon credit while carbon compensation is a wider concept that includes offsetting as one of the mechanisms to mitigate carbon emissions. Carbon compensation could also include activities like in-setting; compensation for carbon emissions within the same supply chain.
There’s a global recognition that conserving existing trees and planting new ones are an important component in the overall strategy to mitigating climate change. Large scale deforestation in the form of forest fires and logging has become more frequent globally so there’s a heightened urgency for planting trees.
We have no formal certifications or formal protocol that we adhere to. This is because certifications are administration-heavy and expensive. We are rigorous in our monitoring approach and we ensure that we are conservative in our carbon sequestration. We ensure this by planting a lot of trees per ton of carbon.
We plant our trees in Nigeria. Our first tree-planting initiative was at Imo state (Orsu local government). We planted 500 indigenous, edible varieties of trees [such as African Cherry (Udara), Locust bean tree (Ogiri), Oha leaf, mango and cashew] which went to over 70 families, directly benefiting 350 people. Read more about it here: https://agramondis.com/f/agramondis-sets-up-tree-planting-initiative-in-nigeria
Compensate your carbon emissions to illustrate your commitment towards carbon neutrality and sustainability. Do this to prioritise the health of your employees and business (yes, climate change raises the risk of malaria in Nigeria). Lastly, do this to beat your competitions to the race to net-zero.
Gain detailed clarity on your carbon footprint. The first step in compensating your carbon emissions is measuring your footprint.
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