The Congo Basin Rainforest is one of the most important forests to protect when combatting climate change. The project covers over 300,000 hectares of bonobo and elephant habitat within one of the world’s largest rainforests. The project helps preserve critical forest areas and biodiversity by investing in local communities, which are extremely underserved. This includes building and renovating schools, providing access to health care, supporting food security and nutrition, and providing capacity-building activities that empower local communities.
Tons of carbon offset over the project’s lifetime
Hectares of land protected
- Provides training on sustainable agriculture and fishing practices.
- Helps build and stock fish ponds to support community needs.
- Plants cassava and other cash crops in demonstration farms.
- Hires and trains over 130 locals as full-time employees.
Founded in 2005, Verra is a global leader helping tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges by developing and managing standards that help the private sector, countries, and civil society achieve ambitious sustainable development and climate action goals. Verra’s global standards and frameworks serve as linchpins for channeling finance towards high-impact activities that tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.