Kasigau Corridor

Type
Avoided emissions with short-lived storage
Sub-type
Forestry
Location
Kenya
Price
£ per Tonne:
8.6
Certification
VERRA
Objective
Protects an area of over 500,000 acres of forest in its natural, carbon-rich state.

About this project

This project protects an area of over 500,000 acres of forest in its natural carbon-rich state. The Kasigau Corridor is a vital wildlife region that was losing tree cover, barren of wildlife and being overgrazed - now it is being restored, with the community sitting at the foundation of the project. By creating jobs in education, tree planting, management, and more, the Wildlife Works program has turned around the fortunes of the area for both people and wildlife, while offsetting millions of tonnes of CO₂ in the process.

Key benefits
  • Strong co-benefits for the local community
  • Co-benefits also help ensure permanence, which can otherwise be problematic for forestry offsets
SDG Certifications
01. No Poverty
10. Reduced Inequalities
16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Criteria

Proven causality
Pass
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The annual comparisons to baseline scenario, direct community payments, integration with education & economic focus give us significant assurance around causality and leakage.
Additionality
Pass
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It's very clear the protections wouldn’t be in place without offset funding, given the significant size of the project's budget.
Permanence
Pass
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All forestry offsets are challenging to assure regarding permanence, but this project's community integration and large scale transition to Conservancies over the long-term provide as strong assurance as we've seen.
Secondary impacts
Pass
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Very significant community and wildlife conservation benefits.

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