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Save Rainforest in Brazil

$12.00

One Credit = One Metric Ton CO2e

By protecting 148,974 hectares of Amazonian rainforest from deforestation, providing clean cook stoves, training the local community of 80 families, and linking fragmented ecosystems, this Project will prevent nearly 22.2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions while protecting valuable biodiversity.

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Description

This Project Prevents Deforestation and Increases Local Biodiversity

The ADPML Portel-Pará Project Area, located in Brazil, comprises 135,105.6 Ha (hectares) in 18 privately owned parcels or “Glebas,” adding up to a total of 148,974.8 Ha in the Portel municipality, which is located in the Portel micro region. The region and surrounding areas are mainly composed of Ombrophilous (ability to thrive in rain) Forest. Trees, lianas and palms, mainly compose the floristic composition in an area with great abundance of species per hectare.ADPML project photo 3

However, the region experiences deforestation threats from illegal logging, land speculation, and cattle ranching facilitated by the expansion of unofficial roads. Some areas are “free access,” meaning whenever the presence of a legal landowner is not made evident, individuals or companies can do with the land as they please. People known as “riberinhos,” take advantage of “free access” lands to slash and burn the forest to implement cassava plantations and cattle ranches.

Since 2008, the Project has been successful in identifying and removing illegal activities such as logging, squatting and attempts to clear pastures. The project educates and trains the local community to continuously monitor the land as guardians.

The following activities are included in the Project:

  • Providing training on forest and biodiversity monitoring and management and opportunities to work as a monitoring/enforcement staff
  •  Enhancing community’s organizational capabilities
  •  Provide legal land-ownership rights for conservation
  •  Providing capacity building on steps to gain land use rights over Government owned forests
  •  Providing capacity building in agroforestry techniques and implement agroforestry pilots
  •  Providing capacity building on improved efficiency cook stoves and implement cook stove pilots
  •  Providing capacity building to develop small sustainable businesses
  •  Providing capacity building to cattle ranchers that move inside the Project Boundary
  • Distribute energy efficient cook stoves for cassava production to villagers

Feedback from Pará Rainforest-Saving Project Beneficiaries

ADPML project photo 2Approximately 80 families live within the boundaries of the Project, all of which practice subsistence agriculture.

Since 2013, in agreement with the landowners, the Project is working to provide legal land-use permits that will result in official land titles for those villages that actively participate in forest protection. The Project supports strengthening of local villages’ social structure, improves food security through agroforestry techniques and energy-efficient cookstove technologies to use less wood.

On top of the funds committed for the aforementioned activities, the Project will assign an additional 5% of the revenues from carbon offset sales to create a trust fund that will serve to support locally driven sustainable initiatives.

 

Partners

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For more info, please visit the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance.

Additional Information

 

Location: Pará, Brazil
Program: Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard Alliance (CCBA) Gold Standard
Households: 395,435
Annual Emission Reduction: 445,000 tCO2e
Reduction Over the Project’s Life: 22,273,993 tCO2e
Registry: Markit

 

Carbon Credit Capital will only consider a carbon offset project if it clearly meets the following requirements:

  • Real: an offset must represent real emissions reductions that have already occurred (i.e. the reduction is not projected to occur in the future)
  • Additional: an offset must represent emission reductions that are in addition to what would have occurred otherwise in a business-as-usual scenario
  • Permanent: an offset must represent emission reductions that are non-reversible or must be sequestered for 100-years or more
  • Verifiable: sufficient data quantity and quality must be available to ensure emission reductions can be verified by an independent third party auditor (verifier) in accordance with an established protocol
  • Quantifiable: emission reductions represented by offsets must be reliably measured or estimated, and must be capable of being quantified
  • Enforceable: offset ownership is undisputed and enforcement mechanisms exist to ensure that all program rules are followed

 

Upon Purchase

You will obtain a certificate and a receipt of your purchase. You will become a member of our Carbon Credit Club automatically. The Credit Club aims to get more people moving towards to a low-carbon society and gives you recognition for doing so.

We will retire (remove from circulation) the voluntary credits that you purchase in your name. You will get a notification of the carbon credit retirement from us at the end of the financial quarter, which serves as proof of the transaction.

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