Assunção - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Assunção

Biodiversity

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Assunção is located in the south of Ceará, in the municipality of Quiraz. For many years, the Ceramic used firewood extracted from the caatinga as fuel, aggravating the deforestation of the second most vulnerable biome in Brazil. The industry invested in equipment and replaced the use of native firewood with renewable biomass to get around the problem. The result has been the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and the consequent generation of carbon credits since 2007. In addition, with the capital coming from the sale of carbon credits, Assunção ceramic develops projects that promote the sustainable development of the region and of the environment.

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Location

Project location

Aquiraz (CE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Biodiversity

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

CONSERVATION OF THE CAATINGA FAUNA

Assunção ceramic established a project in partnership with IBAMA, which reintroduced wild animals illegally removed from nature. Mr. Lourival, owner of the factory, opted for the partnership and stated that "There were no more canaries, thrushes, among other animals native to the Caatinga". The Ceramic had ten nurseries to receive the rescued animals, which in turn were examined and quarantined for the identification of possible diseases. After sorting, the animals were released on the farm of Assunção, which has around 140 hectares. All the workers' efforts are reflected in the preservation of the fauna of the Caatinga biome.

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

"They trap these animals in danger, and we catch them, retrieve them and release them."

— Lourival Tacares (Owner)

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