The Rio Anapu-Pacajá REDD Carbon Credit Project in Portel, Pará is protecting 165,707 hectares in a highly critical region of the Brazilian Amazon. The project is mainly focused on conserving the native forest through protection and conservation of native flora and fauna and preventing degradation and deforestation from illegal loggers and encroachment.
The project is in an area of extreme poverty and with high levels of land grabbing, land conflict and instability, as such the focus will be on bringing stability to all the surrounding areas. One of these ways is by paying for and helping the local Riverine people (“ribeirinhos” traditional Indigenous community of river people) to gain land tenure documents and eventually secure full freehold title deeds.
So far, the project has paid for and completed the paperwork on 127 family plots as well as providing cook stoves to 50 families with the goal of continuing to support additional further families that will benefit from the sale of carbon credits.
VCS & CCB Registered
State of Pará, micro region of Portel, Brazil
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) + CCB (Climate Community Biodiversity)
938,000 tonnes CO2
1st, 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2045
Enabling land tenure for local Riverine peoples
The Rio Anapu-Pacajá REDD Project seeks to combine elements of conventional integrated conservation and development projects (ICDP) with a “payments for ecosystem services” (PES) approach that benefits local stakeholders such as the Riverine community.
Benefits to the environment and communities include:
Land management and monitoring to prevent unplanned timber logging and grazing activities
Regeneration of degraded forests with native species to enhance ecosystem functionality and eliminate ecosystem fragmentation
Enhancing organizational capabilities of local communities to better manage local resources and secure better employment opportunities
This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard.
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 15: Life on Land
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