The elements which release Carbon in the atmosphere are called the sources, while those that absorb Carbon from the atmosphere are called the sinks.
As is clear from the discussion so far, there is a huge imbalance between the number of sources and sinks of Carbon, resulting in too much Carbon being released into the atmosphere but not being absorbed from it.
The credits represent a reduction of 24,788 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to emissions from 5,164 vehicles in a year.
These are the first credits worldwide issued under the sustainable agricultural land management (SALM) carbon accounting methodology.
More the Carbon in the atmosphere, more will the heat be trapped and the temperature will rise.
Hence, we need to plant more trees, and avoid deforestation as much as possible, so that there is more sinking of Carbon, and the temperature of our planet doesn't rise further.
They are now using a wide range of methods to increase the organic matter in soils.
In the long term, this should improve the soil’s water absorption, nutrient supply and biodiversity, and help prevent erosion.