Rio Anapu-Pacajá REDD+ Project

Projecting a highly critical region of the Brazilian Amazon


Enabling land titles to help prevent deforestation and improving the lives of some of the poorest communities

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.

Project Status:

VCS & CCB Registered


State of Pará, micro region of Portel, Brazil


165,707 hectares

Project Type:

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) + CCB (Climate Community Biodiversity)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

938,000 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

1st, 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2045

Indigenous & Community Impact

Enabling land tenure for local Riverine peoples

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

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 


  • Supporting local peoples to obtain permanent land title documents to ensure the project continues in perpetuity
  • Providing sustainable resources such as energy efficient cook stoves
  • Focus on local stakeholders as beneficiaries of the project


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.


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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

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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