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UNITOR Project

The UNITOR REDD+ PROJECT is located in Lábrea, Amazonas State, Brazil, which is the municipality with the fourth highest aggregate deforestation rate in Brazil between 2008 – 2020. Municipal deforestation rates have risen year on year, from 3.8% in 2017 to 5.3% in 2020, making it a priority area for forest conservation worldwide.

Project type

Forestry and conservation


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VCS (Verified Carbon Standard)
90 000
Available volumes
2019 - 2020
Available vintages
4,267,919 tCO2e
Estimated emissions reductions per year


SDG Goal(s):

SDG Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG Goal 13- Climate Action
SDG Goal 15 - Life on Land

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Project description:

Given the deforestation pressures and financial difficulties regarding sustainable economic activities in the Project Area, sale of the farm to private investors is considered the most plausible baseline scenario. In recent years, some of the project landowners have been approached to sell their properties.

In this context, the regional business-as-usual scenario is the most plausible future scenario, involving deforestation beyond Brazilian Forest Code limits and sale of illegal timber, followed by the implementation of unsustainable cattle ranching operations. With project activity approval, the landowner intends to improve the mechanisms of surveillance inside the Project Area, as well as implement activities that will result in climate, community and biodiversity benefits

Over the life of the project, the following benefits are expected:

- Estimated net GHG emission reductions: 720,470 tCO2e, corresponding to avoidance of    deforestation of 1,836.5 hectares over 30-years;

- Technical training on sustainable cattle raising and forest management, fire brigades, study for a    small non-wood product processing plant, production of Brazil-nuts (already in place) etc.;

- Seedling Production Nursery: capacity of 50,000 native-species seedlings per year and donation    for neighbors wishing to plant.

- Implementation of technical education frameworks;

- Complementary monitoring of labor conditions in Project Area;

- Implementation of health insurance plan for workers;

- Monitoring the attendance of young in schools;

- Commercial activity in “Castanhal Fortaleza” company (job generation beyond timber    management).

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