SHAMBA – Carbon Benefits Increased, Better Accounted for & Better Communicated





Our business links responsible businesses to forest communities, a synergy that enables action on climate change, ecosystems and sustainable development.  So our 101visions team have been super excited to work with IIED and the University of Edinburgh to produce a new 101vision on their trailblazing work, SHAMBA – a carbon accounting tool that promises to make community driven climate projects even more viable, while also making these projects more transparent to balanced businesses who invest in them.

This is carbon accounting software that sets out to make it easier and affordable for rural communities and grass roots project developers to create great projects.  It offers the potential to reduce costly technical consultancy inputs, while at the same time increasing carbon and financial benefits to smallholders.

This 101vision is being presented in the Global Landscapes Forum at COP21 (visit booth 8 to talk to Plan Vivo Foundation and other partners).  It’s something that every community based climate & ecosystem project will be interested in.  And as the short film shows, right now SHAMBA community carbon monitoring is ready for a backer to turn the software into a platform everyone can use and access.

SHAMBA – Carbon benefits increased, better accounted for and better communicated.

IIED and the University of Edinburgh have spent years working with a range of partners in clouding the Plan Vivo Foundation, with funding from ESPA, to develop SHAMBA. This 101visions explores what SHAMBA does, the problems it tackles, the results from the Plan Vivo demo projects with Ambio and Ecotrust in Mexico and Uganda, and where SHAMBA is going in the future.