Yunnan Xishuangbanna IFM Project China

Improving the forest coverage rate and protecting the native ecosystems


The project prevents commercial logging and improves forest management to preserve native ecosystems

Known for its Dai culture, distinctive temples and tropical rainforests, Xishuangbanna is an autonomous prefecture in China’s southwestern Yunnan province,bordering Myanmar and Laos. The Yunnan Xishuangbanna forestry industry has traditionally produced timber and wood products especially furniture and wooden panels. Prior to the implementation of the Yunnan Xishuangbanna Improved Forestry Management Project, the forest within the project area was designed and planted as commercial forest and logged annually according to the timber production plan.

Since the project’s implementation in 2012, the commercial harvest of logging is no longer allowed with the forest legal right belonging to the local collective or individual farmers.

The project is expected to generate 2,339,759 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) over its 19-year crediting period, with an average annual emissions reduction of 116,987 tCO2e.

Project Status:

VCS Registered


Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China


6,610 hectares

Project Type:

IFM (Improved Forest Management)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

116,987 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

1st, 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2031

Indigenous/Local Impact:

Local employment opportunities

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

This Project aims to preserve the integrity of the natural beauty of this forest and improving the sustainability of the forest with long-lasting environmental, social and economic benefits.

Benefits to the environment and communities include:


Improve forest management conditions and benefit local ecological environments.


Enrich biodiversity and provide more opportunity for adaptive response to natural challenges.


Benefit local environmental conditions by producing more oxygen and absorbing more greenhouse gasses.


Create employment opportunities for the local population through forest management.

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Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard


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

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 15: Life on Land



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