Marajó - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Marajó

Biodiversity

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Location

Project location

Breves (PA), Brazil

Project Type

REDD

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Biodiversity

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

The Marajó project is vital for the conservation of the Amazon biome in the state of Pará, considering that its huge area of dense vegetation is of "extremely high" priority for conservation, according to the Ministry of the Environment. More than 100 families are living in the project area and they depend on natural resources. In addition, the project offers courses on food production methods that prevent deforestation, promoting sustainable development. Pedro, a local resident, explains: "We are now practicing permaculture. The project gave me great power, as I now have the skills, knowledge and equipment necessary to start pursuing these activities."

Additional benefits generated by this project

1,623,272

Amount of CO2e

2,400

Number of Beneficiaries

97.007,22

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.

“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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