Conserving the Amazon in Brazil

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Climate solution #38

Forest protection

In their biomass and soil, forests are powerful carbon storehouses. Protection prevents emissions from deforestation, shields that carbon, and enables ongoing carbon sequestration.

 

For each hectare of forest protected, the threat of deforestation and degradation is removed. By protecting an additional 335-466 million hectares of forest, this solution could avoid carbon dioxide emissions totaling 5.5-8.8 gigatons by 2050. Perhaps more importantly, this solution could bring the total protected forest area to almost 0.98-1.1 billion hectares, securing an estimated protected stock of 179-203 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to over 655-743 gigatons of carbon dioxide if released into the atmosphere.

 

The benefits of forest conservation include biodiversity protection, non-timber products, erosion control, pollination, ecotourism and other ecosystem services.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 'Fazenda Manoa REDD+ Project' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #4

    Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #6

    Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #15

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #17

    Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Cujubim, Rond├┤nia Brazil

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