Oakland, CA – Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (www.COTAP.org) today announced its partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, adding the Clinton Development Initiative’s (CDI) Trees of Hope project in Malawi as the fourth project to its growing portfolio of certified forestry carbon projects. Through COTAP, individuals and organizations in the U.S. and around the world will now be able to offset their carbon emissions while also creating life-changing income for smallholder Malawian farmers.
“We’re pleased to welcome COTAP as our first U.S.-based partner for the Trees of Hope project, which is helping rural communities in Malawi generate incomes, address environmental challenges and sequester carbon emissions,” said Walker Morris, Director of the Clinton Development Initiative. “COTAP has a proven and longstanding commitment to poverty-alleviating carbon projects, they’re very transparent and modest about their margins, and they place the tool of carbon offsets at the fingertips of individuals as a tax-deductible donation and in increments as small as 1 tonne.”
“COTAP is thrilled to partner with the William J. Clinton Foundation,” said Tim Whitley, COTAP’s Founder and CEO. “When individuals offset their carbon footprint through projects like CDI’s Trees of Hope, they’re not only taking action on their unavoidable, personal contribution to climate change, but they’re also addressing challenges like food security and education because many farmers include income-generating crop trees in their plantings and use their carbon finance earnings to pay for their children’s schooling fees. COTAP was founded to connect more individuals and organizations in developed countries with this far-reaching, multi-faceted, and long-lasting philanthropic transaction.”
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