What is Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee?

A delicious product, that contributes positively to our world.

Coffee that counts

Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee not only helps fight climate change, but also ensures benefits for communities in developing countries.

Can you imagine a life without coffee?

What is special about Fairtrade Climate Neutral coffee?

Fairtrade Climate Neutral Coffee is unique in two ways.

  1. The compensation takes place in the coffee chain itself, directly with Fairtrade certified small coffee farmers. This means that the farmers are also receiving the benefits of the Fairtrade System, such as the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium.
  2. The carbon credits used to offset the remaining emissions of coffee production are also Fairtrade Certified. Fairtrade Carbon Credits are generated by Fairtrade coffee farmers through climate projects that reduce greenhouse gases, provide the communities with extra income, and additional benefits such as improved health.

What is the difference between Climate Neutral and Carbon Neutral?

Products that are Carbon Neutral generally only offset carbon emissions. However, Climate Neutral measures and offsets the emissions of all four greenhouse gases that cause climate change: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases.

What are carbon credits?

Carbon credits, in essence, are tonnes of carbon dioxide that have been prevented from entering or have been removed from the atmosphere. Companies and individuals can purchase carbon credits to take responsibility for the emissions they produce. Fairtrade carbon credits support small-scale farmers and rural communities by providing access to additional finance from climate projects and by assisting them to reduce their impact on the environment.

Want to read more about the impact of climate change on coffee?

A Brewing Storm: The Climate Change Risks to Coffee
Brewing Storm

Fairtrade and Gold Standard have partnered together to create Fairtrade Carbon Credits, to support smallholder farmers and rural communities in reducing emissions and improving their resilience to the effects of climate change.

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