Get to know the Envira Amazonia project, certified by VCS Verra. The Envira project is one of the many REDD+ carbon credit projects available through MyCarbon.
Are you familiar with NBS (Nature Based Solutions) carbon credit projects? Are you aware of the benefits that a REDD+ project can provide to local communities, to the ecosystem, and the planet? Get to know the Envira Amazonia project, certified by VCS Verra. The Envira project is one of the many REDD+ carbon credit projects available through MyCarbon.
REDD+ is a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in addition to promoting forest conservation and sustainable management of forests.
In order for a REDD+ project to be effective, it must have the following characteristics:
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: the primary objective of the project must be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions arising from deforestation, forest degradation, forest management and reforestation.
- Forest conservation: measures to protect existing forest areas and prevent forest conversion to other forms of land use must be included in the project.
- Local community participation and consent: local communities dependent on local forests must be engaged and involved in the project development process and have their rights respected.
- Social and economic benefits: social and economic benefits must be generated for the local communities and other stakeholders, such as employment, revenue, and access to basic services.
- Monitoring and verification: The project must include a reliable monitoring and verification system to ensure the accuracy of emissions reductions and the environmental integrity of the project.
- Consistency with national policies: The project must adhere to relevant national policies and regulations that contribute to the country's own development and climate goals.
- Transparency and accountability: the project must be accountable and transparent regarding its performance and its environmental, social and economic impacts.
NBS projects are often mistaken for clean energy projects. It is important to clarify that clean energy projects are not directly part of nature-based projects (NBS), but may be supplementary and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Clean energy projects are those that harness energy from renewable sources with low environmental impact, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal.
While clean energy projects are not considered NBS, they can be integrated with NBS projects to achieve greater results towards mitigating climate change and promoting environmental sustainability. As an example, the installation of solar panels within protected areas or in agroforestry systems can generate clean energy while simultaneously preserving biodiversity and ecosystem productivity.
In addition, clean energy projects can be certified by international carbon standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) at https://verra.org, enabling companies and governments to offset their carbon emissions through the purchase of carbon credits generated from these projects. In this manner, clean energy projects and NBS projects can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote environmental sustainability.
To buy NBS - REDD+ carbon credits or from clean energy projects offered by MyCarbon, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dtwyiZit
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