Biodiversity Projects (VERRA)
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Verra is committed to helping reduce emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. They support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that credibly, transparently and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up these benefits.
The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project – Indonesia
An initiative by InfiniteEARTH, aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving some 64,000 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest.
This area, rich in biodiversity including the endangered Bornean orangutan, was slated by the Provincial government to be converted into four palm oil estates. Located on the southern coast of Borneo in the province of Central Kalimantan, the project is also designed to protect the integrity of the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park, by creating a physical buffer zone on the full extent of the ~90km eastern border of the park.
Estimated Annual Emission Reductions 3,527,171
India Sunderbans Mangrove Restoration
This reforestation project is a community initiative aiming to provide a new financing mechanism to overcome the current barriers to contribute positively to wetland restoration through mangrove reforestation in a multi-species environment and to allow communities to benefit from the carbon market.
A key ecosystem restoration objective of the project is to re-establish the ecosystem functions relating to wave and wind erosion control to protect embankments and to re-establish functioning ecosystems that can also enhance biodiversity. The socio-economic rationale for the project is to protect important livelihood functions for local communities. The project proponent will implement the project together with local communities. The A/R activity will provide greenhouse gas mitigation benefits and also important adaptation benefits in addressing climate change impacts. Such impacts include ongoing sea-level rise and a probable increase in storm intensity.
Estimated Annual Emission Reductions 51,249