Located 30 hours by boat from the capital Belém, the Marajó project conserves about 90,000 hectares of the Amazon biome in the countryside of the Marajó Island (one of the regions of greatest social vulnerability and with a very low Human Development Index in Brazil). The Marajó project, in addition to actively contributing to the reduction of the deforestation, also contributes to the generation of alternative sources of income for local communities and the sustainable development of the region.
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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