RBI realized a 16,1 MtCO2 emission reduction

RBI realized a 16,1 MtCO2 emission reduction

Since the formal start of the REDD+ Business Initiative in 2013, its members collectively
purchased CO2 credits from REDD+ projects to the equivalent of 16,1 MtCO2. Of this
amount, 2,3 MtCO2 comes from the RBI’s Flagship project Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve in Peru. With these purchases, the members helped not only to preserve large areas of pristine
tropical forests, but also contributed to the improvement of agricultural practices, land rights
and trade channels for local farmers and communities. The expectation is that the amount of
credits purchased by the RBI members will further increase in the coming years.
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