How do REDD+ Projects have a Positive Impact on Communities?March 20, 2023
REDD+ projects follow a strict framework created by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The aim of REDD+ projects is to protect forested areas from deforestation, improve biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions.
These projects can equally have a positive impact on the communities that live there. With the implementation of these projects, communities can invest more time into education, work, healthcare and sustainable development and construction.
While REDD+ projects are often associated with the use of carbon credits and offsetting as well as limiting deforestation and reducing carbon emissions, the benefits they bring to the native populations is incalculable.
How can REDD+ projects have a positive impact on local communities?
REDD+ projects can be instrumental in helping communities that inhabit the project area. REDD+ projects, such as those led by Celestial Green Ventures, will work closely with local community leaders to find solutions that best work for the communities and the environment.
The success of Celestial Green Ventures’ project relied heavily on the integration and input from community members, so as a result, the changes made to protect the rainforest, also directly helped the community members.
Communities will learn more about the biodiversity in their region and how they can enhance it and they won’t have to resort to deforestation to earn a living.
REDD+ projects can result in:
- Improvements to healthcare, education and infrastructure
- Economic sustainability
- Employment opportunities
What are some examples of REDD+ projects helping local communities?
Celestial Green Ventures PLC has worked directly with communities in the Amazon throughout its REDD+ project. Celestial Green Ventures allows for the communities to grow economically while supporting the surrounding ecosystem.
Celestial Green Ventures PLC is heavily involved in the communities and works closely with them to find the right solutions. Not only are communities actively involved and engaged with the project, but they can enjoy the project’s numerous benefits, too.
How can REDD+ projects benefit wildlife and biodiversity?
REDD+ projects do not only help communities, but they also benefit wildlife and biodiversity too. By educating the community on biodiversity, the community can help protect their environment’s wildlife.
Additionally, REDD+ projects work to prevent deforestation, which will in turn protect wildlife and increase biodiversity.
How can these benefits for biodiversity help the local community?
By focusing on benefiting wildlife and biodiversity, REDD+ projects focus on how people, animals and the environment can all coexist together. By learning to understand the forest’s natural ecosystem, communities can build their lives around the forest rather than working against it.
In turn, REDD+ projects can help communities generate sustainable improvements to their lives – such as better employment and education opportunities.
REDD+ projects objectives might focus on deforestation and reducing carbon emissions, but the projects often help the communities they’re based in too. Celestial Green Ventures PLC’s projects focus on giving communities the tools they need to improve their lives, while also caring for the environment and improving the region’s wildlife and biodiversity.