REDD CIKEL Brazil Project

CIKEL - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Brazil / Paragominas Municipality, Para State, Amazonian Ra - NATURE OFFER

The main activity of the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is the conservation of the forest area with limited forest management activities under Forest Stewardship Council® Certification (FSC®) with Low Impact Logging (SFMLIL) practices.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project aims to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Paragominas Municipality, Para State, Brazil. The project has a positive social impact on the local community as it provides employment as well as schools and improved medical facilities.

The project area covers 27,434.9 ha of native forest and will prevent an estimated 9,432,299 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere or a ten year period.

Sustainability objectives:

  • Maintaining and improving biodiversity monitoring in the framework of FCS certification and REDD activities
  • Conserving the forest area and continuing limited forest management activities in the area under Forest Stewardship Council® Certification (FSC®) with Low Impact Logging (SFMLIL) practices
  • Improving social benefits for local community

 

WHAT IS A REDD PROJECT?

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is an initiative launched in 2008 at the UNFCCC (United Nation Framework Convention Center on Climate) Conference. This initiative aims to fight against global warming caused by GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in major forest countries. There is also an objective of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

REDD is based on a financial value attributed to the stored carbon in forests, in order to provide developing countries with an incentive to reduce deforestation and invest in more sustainable and carbon neutral solutions.

REDD+ is a broad approach on positive incentives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, enhancing the role of conservation and the sustainable management of forests and their carbon stocks.

Carbon credits are used by local communities to develop socio-economic, cultural and environmental activities such as agro-forestry, micro-credit, eco-tourism infrastructures…