It is going to be presented officialy at Macfrut 2021, the international fruit&veg exhibition to be held in Rimini: a new animated video to explain in a quick and simple way the concepts behind the GECO2 project. Edited in three languages - English, Italian and Croatian - the cartoon tells in 90 seconds what is the purpose of the project, aimed at creating a new carbon market dedicated to farmers. The video will be available in a few days in GECO2 social media channels.
The purpose of the workshop was to inform SMEs about activities that produce or reduce CO2 emissions and what is the future price of greenhouse gas emissions.
The climate change that is happening is a real threat to the delicate balance of our planet and is one of the biggest environmental threats that our generation will face. Regardless of international efforts to mitigate climate change, communities around the Adriatic Sea must adapt to changing environmental conditions. Zadar County Rural Development Agency (AGRRA) in cooperation with the Italian Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy Emilia Romagna and other partners is implementing the GECO2 project within the INTERREG V-A CBC Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 program in the field of Security and Resilience.
As part of the project implementation, today, September 15, 2021, a workshop for SMEs "Green Market and Voluntary Carbon Market - GECO2" was held in the town Biograd na Moru near Zadar in the organization of AGRRA. The purpose of the workshop was to inform SMEs about activities that produce or reduce CO2 emissions and what is the future price of greenhouse gas emissions.
This is a pilot project trying to establish a volunteer market carbon dioxide. We are all aware of climate change and we must work to preserve our Earth for the future. This is where the idea of the project and "capturing" CO2 in agriculture came from. According to the European Union Directive, all member states must reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 2050 they must be carbon-neutral, i.e. "green". It is with the help of the volunteer market that trading will be established, which is interesting for farmers and SMEs. With the calculators within the project, we calculate the initial amount of CO2 that each farmer can" capture "and how much potential they have for that" capture "on their agricultural land. "With expert recommendations and advice in production, they" capture "CO2, which they then put on the market and make money from it.