TIST

Type
Carbon Removal with Short-lived Storage
Sub-type
Afforestation
Location
Kenya, Uganda
Price
£ per Tonne:
14.53
Certification
VERRA
Objective
This nature-based carbon removal project, based in Kenya and Uganda, provides carbon removal offsets by focusing purely on afforestation, rather than reducing deforestation.

About this project

TIST is a nature-based carbon removal project, based in Kenya and Uganda, that provides carbon removal offsets by focusing purely on afforestation, rather than reducing deforestation.

TIST focuses on afforestation participants being involved in the leadership of the initiatives as a means to ensuring that the project is sustainable and beneficial to locals. Best-practices for organising initiatives successfully include: small group and cluster structure, rotating leadership (50% of whom are women), seminars to educate locals, and a focus on agroforestry to create economic benefits.

Key benefits
  • Community-led project which involves around 110,000 farmers
  • Data driven assurance practices which use annual, on the ground measurements to ensure carbon sequestration
  • Agroforestry creates economic co-benefits
SDG Certifications
01. No Poverty
02. Zero Hunger
03. Good Health & Wellbeing
04. Quality Education
05. Gender Equality
06. Clean Water & Sanitation
07. Affordable & Clean Energy
08. Decent Work & Economic Growth
09. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities & Communities
12. Responsible Consumption & Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Criteria

Proven causality
Pass
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Moderate
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Very Strong
The TIST carbon removal offsets are created by the new growth of trees planted by the program. The trees store carbon that would otherwise be in the atmosphere and without the program the trees would not exist so there is a direct causal link between the program and the carbon removals.
Additionality
Pass
Low
Moderate
Strong
Very Strong
The program works hard to make sure the trees are valued by the community but the resources required to plant, maintain and monitor the trees comes from the carbon offset funding. Without this the program and certainty around each additional year or growth and new planting could not be assured.
Permanence
Pass
Low
Moderate
Strong
Very Strong
All forestry offsets are challenging to assure regarding permanence, but this project's community driven accountability, emphasis on education and economic value being derived from the trees gives a hight level of assurance.
Secondary impacts
Pass
Low
Moderate
Strong
Very Strong
Significant community and environmental benefits that touch all of the UNSDGs.

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