Forestry and tree planting have become popular methods of individual and corporate carbon offsetting.
Many businesses invest money in tree planting projects in the developing world, which in turn allows villages and communities to get paid for protecting and maintaining their woodland.
In the seventh of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio Club reports RTCC is hosting, Kensika Monshengwo, a freelance journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo talks about carbon credits as the currency of tomorrow.
His podcast helps to explain how the carbon credit systems works, and how it can be a benefit to people in the country.
Monshengwo was one of the finalists in the 2011 UNFCCC/CDM African Radio Contest.
The radio club aims to spread the word about the CDM in Africa and extend the benefits of the mechanism to communities that have not yet benefited from the scheme.