The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, being the largest rainforest in the world, is one of the main carbon reservoirs. Not only helping in the climate balance, but also protecting 10% of the world's biodiversity and generating income sustainably for thousands of traditional communities. Deforestation and forest degradation and land use changes, which include agriculture, contribute to 24% of all Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions around the world. In Brazil, these activities resulted in 71% of all emissions in 2017 (SEEG, 2019). (SEEG, 2019) Although the Brazilian deforestation rate decreased from 2004 to 2012, these values grew again in recent years. Therefore, it is necessary to work on more innovative alternatives that value the forest standing.
WHAT IS REDD+?
REDD+ is a mechanism that proposes a set of actions to combat deforestation through social, climate and biodiversity activities that result in the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation added (+) to the conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable forest management and increased forest carbon stocks.
BENEFITS OF NEUTRALIZING EMISSIONS
Companies that neutralize their emissions with REDD+ Projects not only directly fight climate change, but also avoid deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, preserve biodiversity and support local socioeconomic development.
THE PRACTICE OF INVESTING IN A CARBON PROJECT IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN EFFORT THAT BRINGS BENEFITS TO YOUR COMPANY:
• Recognizing and resolving environmental impacts in operations
• Increase in environmental, security and governance indices (ESG)
• Investor attraction
• Engaging employees and customers
• Increase reputation and brand image
• Differ from the market
HOW DO WE ACT?
We prospect areas in the Amazon that are under pressure of deforestation and invest in activities focused on the management and conservation of forests from internationally recognized methodologies. Once our projects are structured, external auditors validate and verify our activities in order to originate forest carbon offsets. Biofílica is also responsible for the commercialization of the offsets in Brazil and abroad.
REDD+ Projects contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
"I believe very much in God and in the RESEX Rio Preto Jacundá REDD+ Project, that our goals will be achieved and at the same time we will be grateful and proud of our work and of the partners, who have deposited in us their confidence in the construction of an arduous but commendable common good strategy, the reconciliation of Man and Nature. "
José Pinheiro Borges
Representative of Extractivists of the Rio Preto Jacundá Extractive Reserve