Rainforest countries support community-led projects funded mainly through voluntary carbon markets to deliver a global commitment to ending deforestation.

HE Sonia Gujajara, Minister of Tribal Peoples, Brazil said:

„We need to end deforestation in the Amazon to help solve the climate crisis. And we need to do so with justice and human rights for the people who live in the forest. Therefore, I welcome community-led project initiatives. Consent, they will help us achieve our climate goals, protect the forest and its life, and our It will also help bring equality to people.”

The The IPCC is clear Ending deforestation is critical to addressing the climate crisis. And UN, where the rights of indigenous peoples are recognized, deforestation rates are lower and carbon stocks are higher. However, less than one percent of climate finance currently reaches indigenous peoples and local communities to protect land tenure rights and manage tropical forests.

Community-led forest carbon projects can change this by channeling private sector funding directly to the indigenous peoples and traditional communities who live there.

For example, the Mai Ndombe project in the DRC is funded by companies that voluntarily purchase carbon credits. The project works with over 50,000 community members, while protecting 299,640 hectares of forest, avoiding 38,843,976 tons of CO2e emissions to date.

The world is listening to us – Amazonia, Congo Basin, Mekong Basin – To protect our forests. But doing this means embracing our lives, our farming, everything. This adaptation requires funding” he said HE Eve Bazaiba, Minister of Environment, DRC Speaking about the Mai Ndombe project at today’s event, “So, we say OK, we got into carbon markets.

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We have now built more than 16 high schools, we have hospitals that support us with resilient agriculture. Now we are going to have social infrastructure like roads, bridges, solar energy, airports and ports. All these help us to adapt to the new situation of climate crisis” said the minister.

Amazon and the Congo The basin is home to two of the world’s largest rainforests. The territories of the two countries that spoke today include 600 million hectares of tropical forests – two-thirds of the total area of ​​the United States.

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