Project details
1146 · Afforestation
  • Campo Grande, Brazil
Afforestation protects the climate and biodiversity in Campo Grande

The project area of over 1,000 ha is located southeast of Campo Grande in Brazil. Cattle farming, which is widespread in the region, occupies large areas and leads to severe soil degradation and the conversion of valuable savannah areas into cattle pastures. This increases the pressure on the remaining species-rich savannahs as well as on the animal and plant species living there, some of which are endangered.

Our partners on site have already planted 1.7 million trees and protect a large area of the original savannah. The forests provide new habitat and contribute to the regeneration of soils and their water balance. At the same time, the fast-growing trees bind large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus reducing the greenhouse effect. In addition, the project creates jobs and offers educational programmes for the employees and their families.

How does reforestation/afforestation/revegetation contribute to climate action?

Forests are essential in our lives and are among the planet's most important carbon sinks. Besides providing habitats for wildlife, they filter the air, stabilise and protect soils, store water, and contribute to the balance of our climate. However, global forest areas have declined sharply in recent decades due to increasing settlements, agriculture, illegal logging, and raw material extraction. Afforestation, reforestation, and revegetation activities significantly increase a forest’s carbon storage capacity in both the biomass of the forest and in the soil. The storage capacity varies according to the tree species, age, and location. Experts distinguish these activities in the following way:

Afforestation converts non-forested areas into forest ones. Reforestation restores forest areas that have been damaged or deforested in the past. Revegetation increases the vegetation through planting trees, shrubs, or other plants.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality EducationThe project trains local workers and organises annual training courses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth95 permanent jobs are created that enable new perspectives for the workers' families.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 19,380 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Life on LandThe project reforests degraded areas and protects around 300 ha of high-quality Savannah with endangered animal species such as the macaw, tapir, ocelot and anteater.
Partnerships for the GoalsOur carbon offset projects are building bridges from companies from industrialised countries to people in the world's poorest areas.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)CCBS TechnologyAfforestationRegionCampo Grande, BrazilEstimated annual emission reductions19,380 t CO2Verified byRINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)Validated byRINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)