The Brazil Nut Project

Experience in past decades shows that better access increases deforestation for agriculture and illegal logging. This project comprises of two forestry concessions that are managed in line with Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines. The concessions stretch over 100,000 hectares covered by dense rainforest.

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Peru: Brazil nut project helps to avoid deforestation

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Key Facts

Madre de Dios, Peru
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Project start date:
October 2009

Madre de Dios

Total emission reductions:
2,100,000 t CO2 p.a.

Sustainable Development – The Sustainable Development Goals

While focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all our projects also generate multiple co-benefits. These are supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By supporting this project you’ll contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Clean water and sanitation: The protected area is a main water collector of the drainage systems within the region. The preservation of the natural cycles is therefore of major importance for the preservation of local water resources. Forest protection also improves local soil and water quality by avoiding soil degradation and reducing erosion.

Decent work and economic growth: The project will provide jobs for the locals during the construction and operation phases which contributes to economic wellbeing in the region. The project also facilitates new business opportunities in consultancy, supply and manufacturing.

Responsible consumption and production: The project enables small local farmers to sustainably cultivate, harvest and process brazil nuts. Additionally, they get easy access to international markets where they can sell their final product.

Climate action: The project reduces the emission levels of greenhouse gases. Furthermore, by allowing the forest to recover, trees are able to absorb CO2 emissions, further reducing levels within the atmosphere.

Life on land: The natural rainforests in the Amazon region are an extremely bio-diverse habitat and home to many endangered species. They are also a very important source for food and building materials, and provide combustible wood.