TIST

Location
Kenya and Uganda
Type
Carbon Removal with Short-lived Storage
Sub-type
Afforestation
Price (GBP per tonne CO2e)
14.53
Certification
VERRA

Objective

This 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 CO2e offsetting

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

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Criteria

Proven causality

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.