Open for Public Comment: Four CCB Standards REDD+ Projects in Central and South America and Africa

Thursday, 14 April 2016
Program Announcement

Comments are invited from the public about whether the below projects meet the requirements of the CCB Standards. Comments received by VCS will be published to the project's page on the CCBA website (unless otherwise requested) and considered by the auditor during the validation and/or verification process.

HIMA (Hifadhi ya Misitu ya Asili ya jamii) REDD+ Program
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Project Proponent: Terra Global Capital
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Document
Gold Level: Climate, Community & Biodiversity

Benefits Planned over Project Lifetime:

  •  Implement community-based natural resources management with 20,000 rural, poor households
  •  Prevent deforestation within the Zanzibar-Inhambane Coastal Forest Mosaic Ecoregion biodiversity hotspot
  •  Diversify crop types and improve irrigation systems to create more drought-tolerant agriculture practices and restore mangroves to mitigate the effects of sea level rise

Public Comment Period: 25 March 2016 – 25 April 2016



Fortaleza Ituxi REDD Project
Location: Lábrea, Amazonas, Brazil
Project Proponent: Fazenda Nossa Senhora das Cachoeiras do Ituxi
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Document
Gold Level: Community

Benefits Planned over Project Lifetime:

  • Prevent illegal deforestation and conserve over 1,800 hectares of Amazon rainforest
  • Provide technical training on sustainable agriculture and forest management for non-timber forest products

Public Comment Period: 28 March 2016 – 28 April 2016

 

Reduction of deforestation and degradation in Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park within the area of Madre de Dios region – Peru
Location: Madre de Dios, Peru
Project Proponent: Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER)
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report
Gold Level: Biodiversity
Benefits Planned over Project Lifetime:

  • Prevent deforestation and degradation of over 573,000 ha of old-growth tropical rainforest in the Amazonian region of Peru
  • Since the beginning of the project, the Peruvian spider monkey (Ateles chamek), which was considered locally extinct, has shown signs of population recovery within the project area

Public Comment Period: 29 March 2016 – 29 April 2016

 

Lacandón – Forest for Life REDD+ Project
Location: Northwest Petén Department, Guatemala
Project Proponent: Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report
Gold Level: Climate, Community & Biodiversity
Benefits Planned over Project Lifetime:

  • Reduce deforestation and forest degradation by decreasing illegal timber extraction, assuring legality of land use right, and implementing sustainable forest management
  • Strengthen local governance, develop timber and non-timber forest management plans, offer environmental education and technical workshops
  • Identify and monitor indicator species, such as the jaguar (Panthera onca) and tapir (Tapirus bairdii), and prevent illegal logging and hunting within the project area

Public Comment Period: 1 April 2016 – 1 May 2016