Development and Commercialization
Payment for Environmental Services is an example of Costa Rica's commitment to the people´s right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment. The main source of income is 3.5% of the fuel tax.
Compensation of GEI Emissions
In the carbon and greenhouse gas markets, offsets refer specifically to a metric ton of reduced carbon dioxide equivalent, avoided or sequestered by one entity to offset the emission of that ton elsewhere. The term "carbon credit" represents a negotiable permit, equal to the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Within the framework of the Country Program for C-Neutrality granted by the C-Neutral brand, we are currently the only authorized institution to sell National Compensation Units.
Our projects use forest plantations with a PSA contract. The projects are measurable, verifiable and reportable. We use methodologies covered in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We carry out verification and biomass measurement visits.
- A purchase certificate, not transferable.
- Stamp invoice.
- Project documents to present to the GEI inventory verifier.
Online Purchase: By making use of the "calculator" application (link), you can calculate your GHG emulsions and acquire the Units. We have a security certificate for the use of a credit card. The transactions are processed by Verified by Visa and Secure Code of Master Card. In addition, SSL Security Certificate.
If you require a purchase certificate from Fonafifo, you must request it through the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase through the Development Office (TEL 2545-3535):
Send an email indicating the number of Units you need to acquire. Email: email@example.com. If you require proforma invoice you must inform it in your message.
DDC personnel send a proforma invoice indicating the accounts of the National Bank to which the payment must be deposited. In colones, No. 100-01-100-216436-6, customer account 15100010012164361. In dollars, No. 100-02-000-619177-9, customer account 15100010026191775 UCC-Fonafifo concept.
- The client sends by email a copy of the bank transfer made, along with the data for the preparation of the purchase certificate: name of the organization; number of legal identity card; year of the inventory; physical address of the company; Contact name, email address and phone number. It must be clearly indicated in this message, the name that must be consigned in the invoice and the correct name that must be applied in the Certificate.
- The purchase certificate, the invoice and the delivery note are drawn up.
- By electronic means, the scanned certificate and the documents describing the compensation project for submission to the GEI Inventory Verifier are sent to the official contact of the organization.
- The certificate is sent to the client. In the GAM by messenger, to other places by COURIER, or delivered by the form agreed with the client.
Copy of the Commercialization Register is sent periodically to the Climate Change Office, responsible for the Country Program for C-Neutrality.
In accordance with Forest Law 7575, Fonafifo can establish agreements with companies and institutions that wish to develop biodiversity conservation actions through a secure institutional platform, as well as compensating for or mitigating the negative impact of their activities, projects or programs.
The relationship is expressed through the signing of a Convention, which includes the commitments of the Parties. The Agreements use the compensation instrument for Payment for Environmental Services.
The agreements are very adaptable. They allow to establish different conditions to those of the PES Program as long as they comply with the legal framework. They offer the opportunity to pay a differentiated amount to owners or owners of farms, due to their socioeconomic, age, or gender vulnerability, or according to the strategic importance of the environmental service provided by the property.
The Agreement allows selecting the PES modality, monitoring biodiversity or water resources, measuring fixed carbon, and much more. The amount of the Agreement includes the payment of 100% of the PSA and the costs of implementing additional commitments to the PSA, monitoring or certification of environmental services. The payment of 100% of the PSA does not award rights over the farm that benefits from the financial resource.
Interested persons can call 506-2545-3535, or write to the email account firstname.lastname@example.org or Carmen Roldán at email@example.com
We invite you to look up the PSA statistics on the Fonafifo website
For occasional or frequent travelers, Clean Flight allows you, your company, your family and your customers to pay compensation for your greenhouse gas emissions on any flight route.
Price of the compensation unit: US $ 7.5
The Directorate of Development and Commercialization of Environmental Services is responsible for measurable, verifiable and reportable projects that support the compensation. The money is applied in Payment for Environmental Services, through a Program that favors Costa Rica.
Transactions processed by Verified by Visa and Secure Code of Master Card In addition, SSL Security Certificate.
If you wish to receive a Purchase Certificate write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PSA Convention Water Resource
Article 19. - To public institutions or private companies that currently or in the future have signed or signed agreements or contracts with the National Fund for Forest Financing (FONAFIFO) for recognition of Payment for Environmental Services, MINAE will recognize them during the validity of the contract or agreement, the annual amount paid to FONAFIFO, as part of the amount corresponding to that stipulated in chapter II and the provisions of article 14 of this Decree. Once the contract is terminated or terminated, the company must make the full payment of the fee to the Water Department. For effective compliance, the public institution or interested private company must apply to the Water Department for the corresponding recognition during the month of June of each year, applicable for the following period; attaching FONAFIFO certification indicating the annual amount agreed with this and the investment term. Must be fulfilled for recognition, with the provisions of Article 14 of this Decree.
Annually, the organization that signs the agreement and after having made the transfer to Fonafifo, requests during the first semester the certification to the Financial Accounting Department, so that the indicated amount is applied by the Water Direction in the following period.
This type of agreement allows the Organization / Company to select the basin of interest, define the type of PES modality (protection or recovery of forest cover), define a different amount of PES, receive application reports of said resources , and much more.
Interested persons can call 506-2545-3535, or write to the address email@example.com, or Carmen Roldán firstname.lastname@example.org
Search the Fonafifo website: PSA statistics
Documentos: -ARCHIVOS ADJUNTOS-
UCC's Créditos de Carbono
Convenio PSA Recurso Hídrico
Formulario de datos para establecer una Alianza Ambiental
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UCC's Créditos de Carbono
Dirección de Cambio Climático
Qué es cambio climático? http://cambioclimaticocr.com/multimedio/
Factores de Emisión IMN
Guía para Declaraciones de C-Neutralidad:
Programa País C-Neutralidad
Living Forest OSA
The CDD executes a Project for Payment for Environmental Services in Biodiversity, with the contribution of companies and citizens, who contribute to the conservation of the habitat of threatened and endangered species. In this Project, results of the presence of wildlife are obtained in farms located within the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. These results add to the Biological Monitoring Program of the OSA Conservation Area.
The Reserve is a route that connects the National Parks Corcovado and Piedras Blancas, and these with the Torraba Sierpe Wetland. It is an area of high endemism. Within it, the owners require economic support because they have limitations for the use of the forest, and few economic alternatives. Due to its biological wealth, the Reserve suffers great hunting and logging pressure, as well as pollution and deterioration due to human activities.
OSA is vulnerable to climate change, for this reason, species will require routes to move once their habitat is affected. Also, some species require larger territories to survive, and the connectivity between the protected areas allows to increase the space to mobilize.
- According to Law No. 7092, Article 8, subsection q, duly proven donations that have been delivered during the tax period to the State are deductible from gross income.
- It can be recognized as an environmental contribution to present in contracting processes carried out by the public sector.
- There is access to videos obtained with wildlife trap cameras, including species in danger of extinction or with vulnerable or threatened populations.
- A Certificate of PSA financing is received.
Note: it does not generate payment of interest, nor of the principal to the companies that acquire it and does not give any right on the property of the farm where PSA is paid).
MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION: US $ 800 for PSA in 2 hectares of forest. This amount covers 100% of the PSA and the biological monitoring process. You can make the payment and send proof to the address email@example.com
Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Cuenta del FID-544-13 de Fonafifo
Cédula jurídica 3-110-688505
Colones: número ¢100-01-000-215849-1, cuenta cliente 15100010012158490, Dólares: número US$100-02-000-617813-1, cuenta cliente 15100010026178131.
Indicate: OSA Living Forest
Send a copy of the deposit or transfer receipt to the mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for the preparation of the certificate. Indicate the name of the natural or legal person to whom the Certificate must be drawn up. More information: Phone: (506) 2545 3535
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We invite you to calculate and compensate your emissions with us. We are the only authorized Institution to sell Costarican units of Compensation (UCC), We are also registered in SICOP.
Do you know, which is the amount of greenhouse emissions that you, your organization, event or activity generates directly or indirectly?