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Gorongoza community project

A comprehensive carbon management plan can help you to reduce your carbon emissions but it will never entirely eliminate your carbon footprint. We help our clients to offset their unavoidable emissions residue with internationally recognised carbon credits. The primary goal of the Climate standard system is to eliminate the risk of people buying carbon credits from fraudulent projects and, for this reason, only projects that carry one of a variety of internationally respected certifications are recognised, namely Plan Vivo, the Gold Standard, VCS and CCBA.

Kariba Redd++ Forestry Project - Zimbabwe

We are excited to announce that as of 4th November 2013 we are selling credits from the newly validated Kariba REDD project. This project aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in the Zambezi catchment area of Zimbabwe, while also providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in this region. This area is currently suffering heavily from deforestation, poverty, and drought and we are therefore delighted to be offering carbon credits that are tackling this crucial problem.

Kariba REDD+ Project

The project is located on the shores of Lake Kariba in Northern Zimbabwe and spans around 1 million hectares, connecting several National Parks and Game Reserves such as Chizarira, Matusadona, Mana Pools National Park (which is also a World Heritage Site) and Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.

 

Socio-economic benefits

  • Healthcare centre support
  • School fee subsidies
  • Firebreak digging and bushfire management
  • Repairs to key roads, bridges and community boreholes
  • Community nutritional gardens

 

Environmental benefits

  • Indigenous forest preservation
  • Preservation of biodiversity corridors between four national reserve parks
  • Validated to “Gold” level by the CCBS for outstanding biodiversity benefits
  • Reducing illegal wildlife poaching
  • Introduction of conservation agriculture techniques
  • Forest fires avoidance with training, fire-break digging etc.

 

Validated by: Environmental Services Inc. (www.esinc.cc)
Verification Standards: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance + Voluntary Carbon Standard
Listed on: Markit Environmental Registry (www.markit.com)

 

Soffala Community Carbon Project - Mozambique

We also sell credits from Envirotrade’s Sofala Community Carbon Project in Mozambique that has gained Plan Vivo and CCBA Triple Gold certification. This project is restoring 35 000 hectares of community forest in the previously war-ridden zone surrounding the Gorongoza National Park. Over 2000 farming families in the area benefit from the sale of carbon credits and have seen improvements in crop yields, food security and family income. At least two thirds of the revenue generated by the project is channelled back to the project operations and local communities on whom the agroforestry and forest protection project depends.

climate standard level threeYour organisation can become carbon neutral by purchasing Climate Standard approved carbon credits that offset unavoidable emissions.  As with Level 1 and Level 2, the license to use the carbon neutral logo includes support with wording advertising claims, as well as public recognition in the Climate Standard registry.

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