Two organizations are partnering to deliver one of the most significant and largest farmer-led carbon removal programs in Africa and Asia.
Climate Impact Partners – the company providing climate change solution services, and the Global EverGreening Alliance – an iNGO focused on restoring degraded lands, will develop nature-based carbon removal projects and community-led approaches in Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
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The initiative will involve restoring ecosystems on an area of 1.5 million hectares while benefiting 1.4 million households. The work is expected to begin in 2023. The carbon removal projects will also deliver revenues from planned carbon credit sales and those revenues will go directly to the communities involved.
The project is also part of Restore Africa – programs led by Global EverGreening Alliance that aim to restore 1.9 million hectares of land and directly support 1.5 million smallholder farming families, across the six African countries.
Climate Impact Partners will contribute to the partnership by working with NGO partners on the ground to understand specific local requirements to deliver projects that regenerate degraded lands.
“Many of our clients have made commitments to net zero emissions and want to invest now in the impactful, high-quality projects that will enable us to deliver that global transformation… We’ve chosen to partner with The Global EverGreening Alliance because their approach helps to direct finance to countries and communities most impacted by our rapidly changing climate,” said Vaughan Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer at Climate Impact Partners.
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He also added that the investments that will be made in these African countries will aim to deliver human and environmental benefits that are essential for a thriving future including removing carbon emissions, restoring biodiversity, and improving health and livelihoods.
Upon launching the initial projects in Africa, the partnership will expand to other areas of the world to continue delivering nature-based carbon removal projects.