Cerro de Hula Wind Project in Honduras
Amount of Reductions: 226,978 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum.
The Project is contributing to the sustainable development of Honduras in various aspects, among others:
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), especially carbon dioxide (CO2), by displacing energy from thermal power plants utilizing the wind resources of the area of “Cerro de Hula” through a Wind Farm in order to generate zero emission electrical energy and supply it to the Honduras National Interconnected System.
The electricity delivered by the project to the Grid will substitute electricity that would otherwise be generated by the operation of Grid-connected power plants.
Increases employment opportunities in the area where the Wind Farm will be located.
Wind Farm in Orosi – Costa Rica
Estimated amount of annual average GHG emission reductions 79,787 tCO2e per year.
The Project is located on the Los Angeles and La Frescura farms, in the community of Quebrada Grande.
The Orosí Project will have no greenhouse gases or other harmful emissions during its operation, and will displace carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation.
The NES has an estimated emission factor of 0.3528 tCO2e per megawatt hour, which implies that the Project displaces almost 80 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Forest Management Shipibo Conibo and Cacataibo Indigenous Communities of Ucayali Region
Estimated Annual Emission Reductions 564,818 tCO2e per year.
The Ucayali Region is located in the central part of Eastern Peru, with an approximate area of 105 082.69 km2.
It has 432,000 inhabitants, according to the National Census of 2007. In Ucayali live 14 ethnic families with a population of 40 thousand people, representing 12 percent of total amazonian indigenous population.
The project is developed in 07 native communities belonging to ethnic and Cacataibo Shibipo Conibo, which grouped occupy an area of 127,004.0 hectares.
The purpose of the project is to conserve the forests of these communities with the advance of deforestation and degradation.
The project includes benefits for the population involved as well as for the conservation of biodiversity, beyond the benefits of reducing GHG emissions.
Solar Power Project at Bhadla – Rajasthan
The purpose of the project activity is to generate power using renewable energy source (solar energy).
The project activity replaces anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases estimated to be approximately 694,471 tCO2e per year, thereon displacing 732,874 MWh/year amount of electricity from the generation mix of power plants connected to the INDIAN GRID, which is mainly dominated by thermal/ fossil fuel based power plant.
The Niht Topaiyo Redd+ Project – Papua New Guinea
Every year, the region loses approximately 1.4% of its forested land, and with it, critical habitat to some 5% of the world’s biodiversity, and alongside a massive global carbon sink. This makes Papua New Guinea a key area for intervention.
This project activity, beyond protecting local forests and biodiversity, contribute to social and economic development in one of the poorest and most isolated areas of Papua New Guinea.
By stopping exploitative industrial commercial timber harvesting in the project area, the project expects to generate over 55 million tons of CO2 emissions reductions across the 30 year project lifetime.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.
They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “Employ to Plant” methodology results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.
By the year 2025 their objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.
Their projects are located in: Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, Honduras and Nicaragua.