Kasigau Corridor

Location
Kenya
Type
Avoided Emissions with Short-lived Storage
Sub-type
Forestry
Price (GBP per tonne CO2e)
8.62
Certification
VERRA

Objective

Protects an area of over 500,000 acres of forest in its natural carbon-rich state.

Kasigau Corridor CO2e offsetting

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

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Criteria

Proven causality

Strong. The annual comparisons to baseline scenario, direct community payments, integration with education & economic focus give us significant assurance around causality and leakage.