Hivos Carbon Finance
Hivos believes in the power of people everywhere to improve their situation and control their lives. Most poor people live in rural areas and their basic livelihoods depend on the state of their natural environment, which is coming under increasing threat from climate change. Using renewable energy sources and climate-smart agricultural methods both improve their living conditions and help to mitigate climate change. Carbon finance makes these new technologies more affordable. Hivos supports access to carbon finance for the rural poor by implementing domestic biogas programmes and selling carbon credits.