Portel Para REDD+ Project
About the project.
The Project’s main objective is to avoid and prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests thus avoiding the net emission of 10,564,630 tCO2e through a period of 41 years of the Project’s lifetime.
The Project provides funding to develop, implement and run the Amazon Forest People project and has been successfully validated and verified against the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Verra and validated to the CCB Standards Second Edition – achieving Climate Adaption and Biodiversity Gold Levels.
VCS guarantees the transparency and accuracy of carbon accounting and CCB guarantees positive social and environmental benefits. The Gold Level Award is an additional guarantee of the exceptional social and environmental co-benefits of the project.
By supporting local inhabitants and mapping their land rights the project secures Cadastro Ambiental Rural (CAR’s) for families and helps put a stop to unplanned deforestation. CAR (translated to Rural Environmental Registry) is a government incentive for environmental protection and preservation. The CAR programme supports Ribeirinhos people with knowledge and information on the value of ecosystem services generated by forests. Small producers with a CAR certificate are able to benefit from cheaper wholesale market prices for agriculture products including seeds, fertilizer and tools for cultivation. Furthermore, CAR certifications mean they can stamp their products with this accreditation, giving more value and credibility to the environmental standards of their products. The aim is to help the people living on and protecting these lands prepare for greater market demands for sustainably produced products as well as to build capacity among farmers on how to restore degraded areas and be in compliance with the Forest Code.
This project contributes towards 3 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.More about Sustainable Development Goals