SUPPORTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION
Reforestation projects in South America
The aim of these projects is to convert degraded grasslands with a long history of cattle grazing into beneficial forest plantations which will aid in restoring the land, by improving the soil quality through water retention and delivery of micronutrients to the soil, and by preventing soil erosion. These project lasts for 100 years and cover 22,000 hectares!
In these reforestation projects the healthy and wellmanaged forests help the planet adapt to a changing climate by providing critical storm water management, ecosystem services, and wildlife habitat. These project are committed to the highest operational and environmental corporate requirements in its commitment to preserve soil, water and air quality, as well as community well-being.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION
In the field, environmental assessments and impact surveys are carried out by a team of experts. Based on the results obtained in the studies, management and monitoring plans have been developed for the restoration of natural systems which may have been affected by previous practices. The fauna survey records and classifies different species of fauna which may be present in the sites, both in natural and forested areas with the aim of establishing diversity and richness indexes and indicator species for each area surveyed.
SOCIAL BENEFITS - JOB CREATION AND NEW GENERATIONS
The projects support their employees in both their professional and personal growth. It is essential for the development of these projects to encourage teamwork in an environment of respect, trust, commitment, transparency and ethics. More than 260 new positions have already been created, directly benefiting more than 70 farmers and hundreds of families in the area. Another key activity is the local school project, focused on informative presentations and workshops for teachers, students and members of the community to learn about the environment and the protection of native fauna and flora.
These projects have achieved the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), which certifies carbon emission reductions administered by Verra. Verra catalyzes measurable climate action and sustainable development outcomes by driving largescale investment to activities that reduce emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect nature. Verra’s standards are widely recognized and used in voluntary and compliance markets because they deliver credible and transparent assessments of climate friendly projects performance.
These projects are also certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC is an internationally renowned program that sets gold standard for responsible forest management. The FSC Principles and Criteria consist of a set of ten principles on how the forest must be managed to meet social, economic, ecological, cultural needs and rights of present generations without risking those of the generations to come
Validation and assessment by the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program, founded in 1989 to certify forestry practices conforming to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. It now focuses on providing a variety of forest auditing services. In addition to being an ANSI ISO 14065:2007 accredited validation and verification body, Rainforest Alliance SmartWood program is also a member of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) standards, and an approved verification body with several other forest carbon project standards.
Regenerative agriculture practices in Europe and the world
One Carbon World is also one of fourteen partners from seven countries involved in AgriCaptureCO2. This is a 3-year project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme that aims to support farmers with earth observation, regenerative farming practices and rewards through carbon credits.
Agriculture has a significant potential to sequester and store carbon in soils through regenerative agricultural practices. To achieve this potential, farmers will need the proper support and incentives: this is what AgriCaptureCO2 aims to deliver. This project is already building a community supported by making use of new technologies. We are working with farmer case studies in 5 countries to pilot and test this approach and develop digital solutions.
SUPPORTING RENEWABLE ENERGIES
TO AVOID CARBON EMISSIONS
Clean energies in developing countries
We support renewable energy projects through the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDMs). Each project goes through a strict vetting process and is directly overseen by the United Nations. Each project also involves several stakeholders, including the UN and host country national authorities who oversee national implementation, as well as independent auditors.
These schemes are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all people and the world by 2030. These projects boost economic growth, alleviate poverty and reduce inequality, and help protect the environment.
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GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR THE COMMUNITY
As a global resource partner of the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative, One Carbon World is committed to emission reduction strategies and forestry projects that meet the highest standards, reduce carbon emissions and contribute to sustainable development.
The fund only supports carbon offset projects which are both ecologically and socially effective, with clear sustainable development benefits, such as including positive impacts on the well-being of the community hosting the project, strong biodiversity, job creation, and supporting educational programmes
Our grant fund offer 50% support helps businesses and events of all sizes, local government, schools and regional projects.