Rio Negro - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Rio Negro

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Rio Negro is an industry located in the Amazon, in the small town of Iranduba. The Ceramic produced 15 million pieces by burning 16,000 ton / year of firewood from deforestation in the Amazon biome. With the objective of changing this reality, as of 2009, the factory replaced the use of non-renewable fuel (native firewood) with renewable biomass (waste from local agrobusiness). Through this initiative, Rio Negro Ceramic reduced its GHG emissions and the deforestation in the Amazon forest. The more sustainable choice allowed the ceramic to participate in the carbon market. The profit from the sale of carbon credits has been invested in the factory improvements and social benefits for the local community.

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Location

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.

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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