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Project Context

The Florestal Santa Maria REDD+ Project is situated in the Amazon, Brazil, and is the world’s largest remaining rainforest. It helps
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by preserving deforestation, preserving biodiversity, and protecting the habitat of 10% of all species. The project also ensures the long-term safeguarding of the area from land grabbers, incentivizes restoration of degrades areas, and conducts regular monitoring through satellite images and on-site surveillance to prevent deforestation. The project is estimated to reduce 29,923,331 tCO2e throughout the projects 30-year crediting period. Find out more here.

Benefits & Impact

  • Jobs: Stimulates the creation of jobs linked to forest management.
  • Education: Provides training in forest management.
  • Training: Regular training provided to fire brigade teams around the project vicinity.
  • Biodiversity: Supports critical biodiversity habitats.
  • Economy: New income opportunities for forest stewardship, in terms of sustainable exploitation of non-wood products, e.g fruits and essences.
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Benefits contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. If you wish to view the impact of each SDG in more detail please click here.