- community reforestation on land owned by the community
- projects under the Plan Vivo Standard and Network
- action on carbon management, ecosystem, and livelihoods
managing carbon footprints & the worlds best community reforestation projects
Our carbon offsets go way beyond just carbon reduction. They are based on the restoration of vital ecosystems and community income generation. Communities are at the heart of our business, and projects used for carbon balancing don’t just benefit the communities who deliver them, but crucially are owned by them. For this reason most of our projects are now run under the global community carbon standard, Plan Vivo. Plan Vivo means Living Plan, and it is a system to ensure that communities in the majority world are paid for ecosystem services they provide, especially carbon sequestration by forests. We have recently produced several 101 Visions (our short films) with the Plan Vivo Network, including this one on Climate Justice:
The carbon offsets we provide for you contrast with those produced by industrial scale projects, which are rarely owned by local communities. Plan Vivo provides a practical mechanism to ensure that carbon gets reduced through action on community owned land. This is a very important distinction. Through the foundations accreditation of projects, independent verification and the use of the Markit Environmental Registry, the holistic impact of our carbon credits are directly traceable.
Our carefully selected projects give you access to some of the worlds most inspiring community run climate change projects enabling you to carbon balance your business activities, invest in frontline communities, and protect ecosystems:
- CommuniTree, Nicaragua
- Himalayan Community Carbon, Nepal
- Khasi Hills REDD +, India
- Scolel’te, Mexico
We are also happy to work with you to identify carbon offset projects in other areas and sectors and to develop new insetting projects within your supply chain.