RIO NEGRO

Iranduba/AM, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Community
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Renewable Biomass
Ecosystem
Amazon
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

IMPROVING LIVES IN AMAZONIAN COMMUNITY

The Rio Negro project is helping improve of families’ lives throughout major flood events in the Iranduba Amazonian community. Floods in the region are becoming more severe and lasting, resulting on several problems to the community, such as risk of contamination, loss of food, furniture and animals, drowning, isolation, impairment of transportation, and some families were even displaced from their homes. Thanks to the carbon project, Rio Negro is being able to provide and implement elevated structures inside the houses, as well as outside as walkways for access to other houses and establishments. The problems mentioned above were either alleviated or completely solved.

Project Description

Rio Negro is a factory located in the Amazonas state. The company used to produce 15 million pieces, relying on burning firewood sourced from deforestation of the Amazon biome. Seeking to modernize its processes and promote sustainable development in the region, as of 2009, the company owner replaced the use of non-renewable fuel (native wood), which was used to fuel the kilns, with renewable biomasses sourced from local agribusinesses surplus. This initiative allowed the factory to reduce it GEEs and reduces adverse effects on deforestation of the Amazon biome and its unparalleled biodiversity. Choosing sustainability enabled the factory to participate in the carbon market. The sale of credits is being reinvested into the factory and into social benefits for the local community.

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Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Encouraging sports: Financial contributions to the city’s soccer team “I am Hope”.
  • Partnership to offer professional courses and training for employees with the Federal Institute of the Amazon (IFAM).
  • Social inclusion: Disabled workers are employed in the production process.

Environmental benefits

  • The factory reduced use of native timber by 16,000 tons per year decreasing negative effects on the biodiversity of the most important tropical biome, the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Reuse and better management of the waste from production process.
  • Renewable biomass: Use of wood waste to feed the kilns.

Economic benefits

  • Investing in product quality control.
  • Carbon credits have increased the factory’s financial resources for environmental investments.
  • Technological progress: Improvement of the production process and of the kiln efficiency.
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Number of Beneficiaries 0
Forest Hectares Protected 0