Each tonne of CO2e reduced or sequestered during the programme generates a carbon certificate. Your baseline assessment influences how your certificates will be calculated.
If your baseline assessment shows that you are already sequestering carbon overall, your annual GHG balance will be compared to a fixed regional reference (+250kg CO2e/ha for regions assessed so far) and the difference between your annual performance and this regional reference will be translated into certificates.
If your baseline assessment shows that you are a net emitter of GHGs, your annual GHG balance will be compared to your own baseline assessment and you will therefore have to improve your practices to create a differential that will be translated into a number of certificates. In this case, it is the difference between your new situation in year x and your initial situation that determines the number of certificates generated.