The Pacajai REDD+ project is located in the Brazilian state of Para, a fast-changing region characterized by forests rich in valuable timber species. Challenges targeted by the project include illegal logging, unclear land tenure laws, widespread land speculation, overall weak law enforcement and severe poverty. The project aims to prevent unplanned deforestation for 123,000 hectares of native Amazonian Forest, now managed by the local villagers. Along with the enhanced environmental impact, project activities improve the standard of living of the population through direct investments in health, education, infrastructure and the empowerment of vulnerable groups. The objective of this project is to avoid the emission of 9,582,742 tonnes of CO2 for a period of 40 years. Find out more here.
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.