Introduction to CO2GEO software

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Software specialized in carbon sink modeling, ex-ante assessment and ex-post monitoring during forestry growing, according to CDM and voluntary markets standards for carbon emissions reduction certifications.

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Introduction to CO2GEO software

  1. 1. Planting trees contributes to avoiding climate change from global warming
  2. 2. What it does? CO2GEO® is a powerful software tool to compute the beneficial climate effect of planting trees from the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide during forestry growth and emissions of other greenhouse gases in forestry activities. CO2GEO® includes a geographic information system (GIS) platform to facilitate consideration about the proposed areas for afforestation or reforestation projects activities with native or commercial species. CO2GEO® presents the results in units of carbon dioxide equivalent, as per the Global Warming Potential of the different gases according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). CO2GEO® is fully compatible with the existing regimes: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Chicago Climate Exchange for instance. CO2GEO® can be used for ex-ante estimation as well as for ex-post monitoring of carbon dioxide removal and the associated carbon credits during all forestry activities cycle from seeding to harvesting.
  3. 3. How it works? The engine of CO2GEO® is an implementation of the mathematical models developed by Dra. Thelma Krug and Prof. Dr. Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho for the CDM methodologies AR-AM0005 and AR- AM0010 approved by UNFCCC for native and commercial plantations. The models include all variables required for the validation of afforestation and reforestation CDM project activities, such as those associated with the growth of native or commercial trees, the use of nitrogen fertilizer, as well as diesel or gasoline fuel vehicles for forestry activities, among others. CO2GEO® can be integrated into the production control systems associated to forestry activities (e.g. TARAN, etc), in order to use systematically forestry inventory data to compute the carbon dioxide removal during the growing cycle.
  4. 4. Why is it different? The GIS platform integrated to the CO2GEO® allows the spatial data base to be feed with information on the existing carbon stock to simulate the effect of planting in new forest areas and of deforestation. CO2GEO® boosts up transparency on the forestry activities for carbon credit market, sharing information with Designated Operating Entities (DOEs), companies specialized in the preparation of Project Design Documents (PDDs), as well as with forestry companies interested in monitoring the value of their assets in the carbon credit market and with all organizations interested in quantifying carbon dioxide stocks and removals.
  5. 5. What do we offer? Geoconsult is an engineering company specialized in providing consulting services for organizations interested in ex-ante estimation and ex-post monitoring of carbon dioxide removals from the atmosphere during the growing cycle of forestry activities, design of projects for estimation of carbon stocks in living biomass and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from land-use change (deforestation and regrowth). We offer customized services for companies preparing CDM projects, including full support for the preparation of Project Design Documents (PDD) by means of feasibility studies, evaluation of eligibility of lands for afforestation or reforestation project activities, base line determination and quantification of the carbon dioxide removals, among others services. The company’s core business is the provision of reliable knowledge for organizations interested in manage their intangible assets related to sustainable development and environmental activities. The knowledge offered is based on strategic dissemination of web based spatial information oriented towards the estimation of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases removals and emission from forestry activities – afforestation, reforestation, deforestation and regrowth.
  6. 6. Etapas Responsável Elaboração do Documento de Proponente Concepção do Projeto - DCP Aprovação Nacional NDA Validação / Certificação DOE (1) Registro do Projeto EB - UNFCCC Verificação / Monitoramento DOE (2) Emissão e aprovação do RCE EB - UNFCCC
  7. 7. Geotecnologias Estudo de Viabilidade $$$ Seqüestro CO2 verificado $ t’CER Seqüestro CO2 estimado
  8. 8. 0. Estudo de Viabilidade Geotecnologia 1. Elaboração do Documento de Geotecnologia Concepção do Projeto - DCP; 2. Validação / Aprovação; $ t’CER 3. Registro do Projeto; 4. Monitoramento; Geotecnologia 5. Verificação / Certificação; $$$ CER’s 6. Emissão e aprovação das RCEs.
  9. 9. Ciclo de Projetos MDL powered by:
  10. 10. toneladas de carbono (milhões) anos Project Idea Note
  11. 11. Seqüestro de Carbono 30000 Florestas Industriais estoque acumulado de carbono, em toneladas de carbono a) 5 yr to A/R 25000 b) 7yr to A/R c) 20yr to A/R 20000 absorção CO2 15000 adicionalidade 10000 linha de base 5000 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 anos a partir do início das atividades de projeto

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