Kamiranga - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Kamiranga

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Kamiranga is a brick factory located in northern Brazil, in the municipality of São Miguel do Guamá (PA). In the past, the factory used to burn native Amazon firewood as fuel to produce its ceramic pieces. In order to change this situation, in 2007, the factory switched to fueling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as açaí seeds and sawdust. The switch to renewable fuels created reductions in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions and enabled Kamiranga to participate in the international carbon market. Today, Kamiranga factory generates carbon credits, and reinvests its income from carbon credit sales to modernizing the factory and into benefits for the workers and the local community.

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Location

Project location

São Miguel do Guamá (PA), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Community

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Kamiranga factory contributes to the development and improvement of quality of life in this small community. Sr. Sizico, Kamiranga’s owner, says, “we have worked with the neighbouring community, the main action we undertook was building biological toilets in the place of standard toilets in all the houses. Today, we see that the community’s health has improved, it’s rare to know of people falling ill because of poor sanitation”. Maria José, a community resident tells us, “Kamiranga built our bathroom, things improved greatly, as we weren’t able to do it ourselves. They helped me a lot”. “The carbon project brought many benefits in terms of what we learnt and how we think. Today, we realize that sustainability is of the utmost importance”, concludes Sr. Sizico.

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.

“We have known and supported Sustainable Carbon projects for 5 years, including visits on site. This enabled us to verify the high quality of the projects, and the relevant impacts they have on climate, environment and community."

— Simon Köppen (Head of Carbon Offset Services na ClimatePartner)

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