There are two criteria that need to be met in order for a carbon token to be issued to a user.
Proof of ownership of land and proof of life.
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP
Data around ownership of property varies wildly in quality. There are multiple methods of verification depending on the type of land and country.
The process begins with the user proving their identity.
Where available, property data oracles verify the plot of land and precise co-ordinates.
Members of the community validate ownership where oracles do not exist. Members in proximity are chosen at random to visit the site and map co-ordinates by tagging a set of what3words locations. They are rewarded with carbon tokens.
PROOF OF LIFE
A mix of artificial intelligence and community verification is used to accurately quantify the number of living trees and classify their species.
We leverage tools like Google's tree canopy coverage solution we map and measure the number of living trees within a set of co-ordinates. An ERC-20 token is issued for every living tree.
In addition to AI, community members are invited to verify the existence of green cover. Picked at random, they are given a what3words location from where to photograph the tree. The photograph is analyzed and the specifies verified.