The solution is at hand
- The Netherlands could simply meet her CO2-obligations, for example by spreading olivine in the wet tropics.
- One could enrich fertilisers with olivine (reduction of soil acidity, addition of magnesium, iron and silicates) and treat rice fields in Asia, sugar cane fields in Latin America etc. This then serves a dual purpose and the costs of transport and spreading are minimal.
- The challenge is to get this method registered as a CDM *) under the Kyoto protocol, then this will not only generate employment in developing countries, it will also enhance agricultural production and generate additional income for farmers from carbon credits.
*) CDM: Clean Development Mechanism