Community Tree Planting
The Tanzania Reforestation Project works with local communities to transform degraded land into large forests. Nearly half of the project area (46%) is dedicated to conservation while wood from the other half is harvested sustainably as natural building material.
How it works
Trees are a highly efficient and self-growing form of carbon capture and storage. They absorb and break down CO2 via photosynthesis, store the carbon in their biomass as they grow, and release the oxygen back into the air for us to breathe.
This project sequesters carbon through large-scale afforestation. When trees are harvested, they continue to lock away carbon as building materials, while new ones grow in their place to capture even more CO2. What’s more, building with sustainable wood replaces emission-heavy construction materials like steel and concrete.
Why we chose it
We chose this project because of its efficiency in sequestering carbon and its great community benefits. 10% of the proceeds goes straight to the community, where village council members meet and decide how to best use them. These funds allow the community to build maternity wards, wells, and schools, which bring opportunity to families in this remote area and make sure tree planting truly benefits everyone.
Project fact sheet
|Project name||Reforestation of Degraded Grasslands in Uchindile & Mapanda, Tanzania|
|Certification||Verified Carbon Standard|
|Project developer||Green Resources|
|Technical document||Green Resources|
|Project design validated by||TÜV Süd|
|Credits verified by||TÜV Süd, TÜV Nord, SCS Global Services|
|Registry entry||Verra Registry|
|Read more||Klima Blog|