Maguary - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Maguary

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Maguary é uma fábrica de tijolos de Nazaré da Mata (PE) que abastece o mercado da construção civil da região. A empresa retirava lenha do bioma Caatinga para ser utilizado como combustível na queima dos produtos. A partir de 2008, a Cerâmica iniciou um projeto de crédito de carbono, que consiste na troca do combustível não renovável, por alternativas renováveis, como algaroba, briquete de cana de açúcar, madeira de manejo sustentável e resíduos de madeira. Com a implantação do projeto, a Cerâmica reduziu suas emissões de GEEs para a atmosfera e passou a investir na modernização da Indústria. Além disso, comparte da receita da venda dos créditos de carbono a Cerâmica investe em projetos que promovemo desenvolvimento sustentável da região.

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Location

Project location

Nazaré da Mata (PE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

LIVING CULTURE

The factory sponsors Maracatu music groups from Nazaré da Mata municipality, known as the state capital of this musical style. Maracatu is Pernambuco State’s particular brand of folk music and culture, interpreted by simple workers who play percussion instruments and tailor brightly coloured costumes. The majority of the factory workers and their families are part of these groups and put on shows in the city center twice a year. This initiative helps preserve and propagate Pernambuco State’s culture.

Additional benefits generated by this project

128,447

Amount of CO2e

182

Number of Beneficiaries

427

Hectares of protected forest

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.

"The Maracatu groups are very important in our region, they show our children the diversity of the Brazilian people and they swell the local economy, mainly through tourism”.

— Mrs. Vasconcelos (Factory Owner)

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