Ecomapuá REDD in Brazil
- Technology: Forestry and Land Use
- Region: South America
The Ecomapuá REDD project preserves around 90,000 hectares of the Amazon rainforest on Marajó Island, at the mouth of the Amazon River, by making it more economically advantageous to protect the area rather than open it up to logging – a major cause of deforestation in the region.
In addition to conserving the rich biodiversity of the Amazon, the project aims to promote alternative sources of income for local communities. For example, people can gain access to finance and training to cultivate acai berries in a sustainable way. The project will reduce an estimated 1.5m tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2032.
1.5 million Tonnes CO2 avoided by 2032
90,000 Hectares preserved
Delivering Towards the Global Goals
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Life On Land
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss