REDD - REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND DEGRADATION
Brazil / Portel–Pará - NATURE OFFER
The State of Pará, in Brazil, is home to one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet. The Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation (RMDLT) supports the fragile ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest by preventing deforestation and providing opportunities for degraded forests to regenerate, while improving the livelihoods of families living in the project area.
This REDD+ project protects 177,899 hectares of high conservation value tropical forest and will prevent net emissions of more than 20 million tCO2 over the life of the project. It is a registered REDD + Code REDD+ project; it is validated and verified by VCS and validated at the CCBA Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity Gold level.
Key points :
- Protects endangered tree species such as pau rosa (Brazilian rosewood)
- Provides jobs in forest management and monitoring
- Supports education in agroforestry techniques to enable the community to grow cash crops.
- Protects at-risk animals such as the giant anteater, golden parakeet and Ka’apor capuchin monkey.
- Provides secure land tenure for villages
The project is adjacent to the Caxiuanã National Forest, a protected area with exceptionally high biodiversity. Project activities avoid fragmentation and loss of ecosystems, providing a safe environment for more than 30 threatened species.
By supporting this project, you are reinvesting in the local community of 130 families. Provide jobs for forest protection; generate legal land use permits that prevent illegal deforestation; protect endangered species and improve local livelihoods in the process. Food security is also improved for the community and additional income can be generatedthrough an educational program on agroforestry techniques provided by the project.
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…