Intergrated Aqua-Farming | Aquaculture | Carbon Credits | Construction | Alternative Energy

Carbon Credits

Carbon credits create a market for GHG reduction by giving a monetary value to pollution. The concept of carbon sequestration was enshrined in the Kyoto Protocol Conference in 1997 in order to contain and reverse the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere in order to reduce the greenhouse effect. Under this scheme, and through the CDM, specific reduction targets on emissions have been proposed for developed countries.


A key focus of Consortium’s expertise is to establish a sound understanding of the carbon market and offer clients a competitive advantage in their respective projects and developments. The process works by creating and implementing carbon reduction management strategies, including carbon offsetting and sequestration, as well as advising clients on the most feasible and beneficial routes forward in the carbon finance industry. Our clients span a range of sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture, waste management, and forestry.

Carbon Credits is an important component of the Consortium's expertise in so far that most of the elements of the solutions presented have an environmental/sustainability component. The process that results in a project to earn carbon credits is extremely complex and rigorous and can only be done by UN accredited processes and in order for a project to qualify, a detailed project analysis must be unertaken that accesses the carbon emissions impact BEFORE or at the same time a project is initiated. Only after the project viability from a carbon finance point of view has been calculated and approved by the UN controlling board, can the project earn carbon credits, with the control and on-going monitoring taking place to ensure the prescribed emission levels are in check, and the technological processes are performing as they should. This means that all projects that qualify for carbon credits in CONNEXION's basket of products would generate an additional annual income over a specific crediting period (seven year period on average).

The Application of Carbon Credits

There are numerous Carbon “Credits” that can be earned in the projects presented above. However before these “credits” can be earned, a comprehensive feasibility would need to be done at the same time the aforementioned studies are conducted. In a relatively short period of time, the experts can assess whether a project is going to produce enough “Credits” in order to justify making an application through the UN. The Carbon Credit experts would evaluate the following typical data relative to the project.

  • Environmental impact of increasing aquaculture farming versus Lake Fish Farming;

  • Benefits associated with creating employment and infrastructure in rural areas;

  • Benefits of repopulating lakes and dams with fingerlings, and the impact this will have on the environment (the lakes and dams in Malawi are being fished out)

  • Benefits resulting from improved living standards, in the rural communities especially with the introduction of WIND and HYDRO energy. Such systems can have a profound impact on the environment; for example: less trees are chopped down to fuel cooking fires and brick kilns as communities embrace more energy efficient solutions.

  • Benefits of replacing Diesel Electrical Power stations and or Generators with alternative greener energy .

  • Benefits of self sustainable fish farms with locally produced fish feed versus importing fish feed or importing fish.