RBI realized a 16,1 MtCO2 emission reduction

Since the start of the second term of the REDD+ Business Initiative in 2017, 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.