Brazil: Deforestation prevention

This project promotes the prevention of unplanned and illegal deforestation of the native forest and the support to the local community in the management of its forest resources, in an area inserted in the Amazon biome of high biodiversity value.

Through managment in the form of a “private reserve”, the plan will include an identification and a thorough monitoring of the activities carried out. The monitoring will count on the active participation of the local inhabitants, who will be trained in forest management and monitoring techniques (fire brigade). The medium-term goal is to allow forests to renew themselves, thus increasing the amount of carbon sequestered in the forest. This project is estimated to prevent emissions of 30,000 ktCO2 over 30 years (2009/2039) covering an area of about 72,000 hectares of native forest.

This is an externally verified VCS project and has REDD certifications. Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

Area features - Brazil: Deforestation prevention

Name of the country

Brazil

Area (km2)

8,358,140

Population (million)

211.1

Income/capita (US$)

8,717

Life expectancy at birth (years)

75.9

Infant mortality rate <5 years (/1000 births)

13.9

Illiterate adult population (%)

6.8

Carbon footprint (ha/capita)

2.8

Greenhouse gas emissions (ton/capita)

2.25