5.1. What is a carbon certificate and how does it differ from a credit?

Soil Capital Carbon allows a farmer to sell carbon certificates and not carbon credits.

The certificates we issue are in fact bought by two types of company.

On the one hand, there are agribusinesses buying crops in the UK, France and Belgium that want to evidence reductions in the emissions of their supply chain.

On the other hand, there are companies not linked to farming that use the certificates to contribute to the decarbonisation of their region, but without using them in their carbon accounting. The difference between purchasing a carbon certificate or a carbon credit for these companies lies mainly in the possibility or not to offset their emissions and declare carbon neutrality. Carbon certificates do not allow a company to offset its emissions and declare itself carbon neutral, whereas carbon credits do.