Alto Xingu Grouped REDD+

PROJECT NAME

Alto Xingu Grouped REDD+

Location

Brazil – State of Mato Grosso, city of São Felix do Araguaia, Central-West Region of Brazil.

Project Type

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) through Avoided Unplanned Deforestation (AUD project activity). This is a grouped project.

Sectorial Scope: 14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use.

Registration

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Registry ID

3152

Methodology

VM0015

Start Date

July 19, 2021.

Duration

30 years

The Alto Xingu Grouped REDD+ holds additional certifications aimed at promoting environmental, social, and economic co-benefits, thereby contributing to a lasting and enhanced positive impact.

hectares of protected forest

Total estimated ER (tCO2e)

tCO2e - Annual average ER

The primary objective of the Alto Xingu Grouped REDD+ Project is to avoid the unplanned deforestation (AUD) of 14,077.87 ha of the project area. The project area occupies both Amazon and Cerrado biomes, and is composed of 4 private properties, which are in Paranatinga, in the State of Mato Grosso, Southern Amazon.

In addition to safeguarding the rich biodiversity and contributing to the long-term conservation of the Amazon, the Alto Xingu REDD Project acts as a barrier against deforestation. Our initiative protects the largest carbon sink in the world and makes a vital impact on climate regulation in Brazil and South America.

The main drivers of deforestation in the region, whether legal or illegal, are cattle ranching and grain production, predominantly soy and corn. Between 2012 and 2021, these activities led to the deforestation of over 48 thousand hectares. The escalating demands of the agribusiness sector contribute to additional clearing through fire or machinery, impeding natural forest recovery.

Beyond ecological benefits, a significant portion of the generated carbon credits will enhance social and environmental conditions. This includes supporting deforestation control, advancing environmental education, and contributing to social activities.

A project to conserve and
protect the forest and its biodiversity

Biodiversity

Implementing activities such as fauna and flora inventory and signage installation ensures the conservation of the biodiversity hotspot. Efforts include warning signs against hunting and fishing and advising drivers about wildlife presence.

Socio-Environmental

The project prioritizes socioenvironmental well-being for indigenous communities by providing ongoing support for resources and addressing healthcare disparities. Initiatives include access to tools, fuel, quality water, well-maintained roads, basic health services, disease mitigation, vaccination campaigns, and improved healthcare accessibility.

Sustainable Development

Empowering indigenous communities involves facilitating access to the handicraft market, offering a sustainable income source. The project, recognizing cultural significance, not only supports but also financially benefits the indigenous people.

In order to address the challenges of the project region and our goal of forest conservation and preservation of local wildlife, we work to replace the causes of deforestation and degradation through actions focused on the needs of local villages, including: intensifying and diversifying agriculture through the introduction of new technologies and farming practices, increasing access to quality education, improving public health practices, and promoting sustainable economic development for the inhabitants.

This project drives the Sustainable Development Goals:

Explore our other projects