Some of the Highest Quality Carbon Offset Projects Providing Significant Community Benefits
Founded in 2003, Carbonfund.org Foundation is a leading non-profit carbon offset provider making it easy and affordable for both individuals and organizations to mitigate their climate impacts by supporting some of the highest quality carbon offset projects on the planet with significant community benefits. Carbonfund.org projects include large scale forest protection in the Amazonian Basin of Brazil equivalent to over 750,000 acres. These highest quality carbon offset projects provide significant community benefits including building schools, health clinics, and even providing land tenure to local rural forest communities. Carbonfund.org Foundation highest quality carbon offset projects are always verified to the highest third- party certification standards on the planet such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCB) and provide significant community benefits. Experts agree we need a major reduction in CO2 over the next fifty years. With this in mind, we need to support the highest quality carbon offset projects right now while also providing local communities with significant community benefits.
The Envira Amazonia Project
The Envira Amazonia Project is a payment for ecosystem services forest conservation project, otherwise known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project protecting nearly 500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of tropical rain forest. The project provides significant community benefits.
The Envira Amazonia Project shall mitigate the release of more than 12.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, while also preserving the habitat for an extraordinary amount of biodiversity and directly benefiting local communities.
The Envira Amazonia Project provides significant benefits to rural forest communities including establishing alternative sources of income and employment opportunities, provide agricultural extension training, granting official land tenure, and social projects and programs such as the commercialization of acai, rubber, and medicinal plants.
The Envira Amazonia Project has achieved validation and verification to the VCS and CCBS with Triple Gold Distinction for the Project’s exceptional biodiversity and community benefits, along with the Project’s incorporation of climate change mitigation activities. In fact, Envira is one of the largest REDD + projects in the world and only one of a handful of REDD + projects to be verified to CCBS with Gold Distinction.