Less Carbon is a new and innovative company dedicated to originating, developing and trading carbon credits from forestry and land use projects in Latin America. Its strategy is to develop a portfolio of high quality projects which yield deliverable carbon credits while clearly demonstrating social and environmental benefits to stakeholders. Carbon credits from these projects will contribute liquidity to the rapidly developing carbon markets in North America. Deforestation is one of the leading components of global greenhouse gas emissions, by some estimates accounting for almost 20% of the total. The introduction of carbon finance to traditional forestry projects provides an exciting alternative to conventional agriculture, timber and commodity project models. Economic revenue is assured while maintaining the ability of the forests to provide valuable environmental services (carbon storage, climate regulation, biodiversity, etc) and retain the lifestyle and culture of its communities.