Gairova REDD+

PROJECT NAME

Gairova REDD+

Location

Brazil, State of Mato Grosso, Juara.

Project Type

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

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

Registration

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Registry ID

2870

Methodology

VM0015

Start Date

July 30, 2021.

Duration

30 years

Additional certifications aimed at fostering environmental, social, and economic co-benefits, along with sustainable forest management, add an extra layer of positive impact to the Gairova REDD+ Project.

hectares of protected forest

Total estimated ER (tCO2e)

tCO2e - Annual average ER

The primary objective of the Gairova REDD+ Project is to avoid the unplanned deforestation (AUD) of the 22.306 hectares project area, which consists of 100% Amazon rainforest. The project area is located within four private properties.

In the Project region, deforestation is driven by cattle ranching and timber harvesting, both legal and illegal. Additionally, it’s important to note that new hydroelectric plants are planned to be constructed in the region. These projects often underestimate the social and environmental costs associated with their construction.

Although they are seen as clean energy sources, hydroelectric projects bring regional microclimate changes, fish extinction, wildlife displacement, and submerged tree decay.

In this way, the Project can help mitigate these issues through land conservation, reforestation, environmental education, and advocacy for sustainable energy solutions and economic alternatives, all in cooperation with local communities.

A project to conserve and
protect the forest and its biodiversity

Socio-Environmental

The project supports Quality Education by providing infrastructure, internet access, and educational materials to children in the region through the Gairova Rural Municipal School, a primary school maintained by ‘Agro Maripá’, a company within the ‘Protege Group’, located within the property.

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:

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