Kariba REDD+ Project

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Profile

location
Zimbabwe
verification
Verified Carbon Standard

Impact profile

Carbon avoidance

Methodology

Forest conservation and restoration (REDD+)

Protecting endangered forests from illegal tree cutting or planting trees in areas that have already been deforested.

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Community gathering

About the project

The Kariba REDD+ project totals over 780,000 hectares spanning over four provinces. The project aims to avoid carbon emissions through the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation through a combination of community interventions and improved security and monitoring of ecological assets. By addressing the underlying drivers of deforestation in the region, the Kariba project creates alternative livelihoods for locals through sustainable activities like improved agriculture.

Project impact to date

18,000+ people
have attended educational workshops
784,987 hectares
of land protected
3.74 MtCO₂e
mitigated on average each year since the project started in 2011

Sustainable development goals

The project supports 10 goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

No povertyZero hungerGood health and well-beingQuality educationClean water and sanitationDecent work and economic growthIndustry, innovation and infrastructureClimate actionLife on landPartnerships for the goals

1 - No poverty

The encouragement of sustainable livelihoods does not only reduce deforestation pressures, but it has also increased the region's access to higher-income work. Traditionally, the main source of income for the region has come from field crops. The project has sought to improve access to other, higher-value opportunities for locals, such as beekeeping, high-value crops, agroforestry, and on-ground management teams. This is complemented by educational workshops provided to community members.

3 - Good health and well-being

Community health outcomes have been a key focus of the project, particularly the support of local health clinics. The Community and Project Sustainability Fund has allowed the project to deliver benefits to 9 health clinics, such as supplies for structural repairs and maintenance of clean water supply. In total, 14 clinics have received support. A biogas digester was built in one local hospital which was using over 9 tons of fuelwood every month, but now has access to gas.

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