Rio Negro - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Rio Negro

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Rio Negro é uma indústria localizada na Amazônia, na pequena cidade de Iranduba. A Cerâmica produzia 15 milhões de peças com a queima de 16 mil toneladas/ano de lenha do desmatamento no bioma Amazônia. Com o objetivo de mudar essa realidade, a partir de 2009, a fábrica substituiu o uso de combustível não renovável (lenha nativa) por biomassa renovável (resíduo do agronegócio local). Por meio dessa iniciativa, a Cerâmica reduziu suas emissões de GEE e diminuiu as emissões de GEE e diminuiu a pressão sobre o desmatamento na Amazônia. A escolha mais sustentável permitiu à Cerâmica participar do mercado de carbono. A venda dos créditos tem sido investida em investimentos na fábrica e benefícios sociais para a comunidade local.

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Localization

Project location

Iranduba (AM), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Community

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

BEST LIFE CONDITIONS IN THE AMAZON

The Rio Negro project helps families affected by floods in the municipality of Iranduba. The increase in the number of floods has resulted in several problems for the community, such as contamination of food, loss of food, furniture and animals, and many families have been left homeless. Thanks to the carbon project, Rio Negro ceramics invested in marombas (a machine used to make ceramic blocks) for Forres idents. Thus, people and food are kept away from water, reducing the risk of contamination and drowning. Transportation was also improved, avoiding the isolation of some places within the community.

Additional benefits generated by this project

209,320

Amount of CO2e

100

Number of Beneficiaries

810

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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