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Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (

COTAP counteracts your carbon emissions through certified forestry projects in least-developed regions which create transparent, accountable, and life-changing earnings for rural farming communities where income levels are less than $2 per day.

Founded: 2010 by Tim Whitley

  • Program Area

    Environment, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

  • Headquarters Location

    Oakland, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty's (COTAP) mission is to empower individuals in developed countries to simultaneously tackle the world's biggest environmental challenge (climate change) and the world's biggest humanitarian challenge (extreme poverty). COTAP will transparently match individuals’ carbon offset purchases to forestry carbon projects in order to fill the forestry carbon finance gap, restore landscapes, and create direct, significant, verifiable, and lasting economic benefits for the rural poor in least developed countries.