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Kariba REDD+ Project
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Kariba REDD+ Project

The Kariba REDD+ Project will generate approximately 196,500,000 carbon credits from reduced emissions associated with deforestation over 30 years.

Project type

Forestry and conservation


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VCS (Verified Carbon Standard)
100 000
Available volumes
Available vintage
6 550 464 tCO2e
Estimated emissions reductions per year


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Project description:

The Kariba Project will generate a total of around 196,513,929 emission reductions from the reduction of deforestation. Additional carbon benefits resulting from stopping degradation will not be claimed.

The main causes of deforestation are socio-economic (subsistence agriculture, the collection of firewood and poaching activities) and settlements. Decreasing deforestation will be achieved through a series of activities that are designed to improve significantly the livelihoods of locals, such as improved agriculture, beekeeping, fuelwood plantations and fire management.

In addition, a significant share of the project’s carbon income will be invested in general activities that promote and guarantee project sustainability. The project’s Community and Project Sustainability Fund is structured to benefit whole communities, specifically including the poorest members of society. The fund will be used to improve health and education in the project area due to long-term activities.

In the past, the natural resources of the project areas supported significant populations of wildlife, including elephants, which, in turn, supported a variety of tourism and safari activities. However,the economic and political crises over the past decade led to a decrease in tourism. Poaching also escalated in the project area. As a result, wildlife populations have been severely reduced

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