Healthy forests as carbon sinks are as important in the tropics as they are at home, in Germany. The reforestation of areas that have been deforested years and decades ago holds immense potential to capture CO2, rehabilitate the local water cycle and boost biodiversity and the livelihood of many people.
The combination of a climate protection project in Germany with an internationally acknowledged reforestation project benefitting rural development in Tanzania gives you the opportunity to restore degraded ecosystems on both sides of the equator while supporting people in a developing country who have to cope with the consequences of climate change today.
Re-Spire Westerwald, Germany
In the course of this project, an area of 95 hectares is to be reforested with climate resilient tree species. The formerly forested areas have been damaged and destroyed during storms, droughts and bark beetle infestations within the last decade – partly due to outdated forestry concepts that resulted in climate sensitive forests. With the first German reforestation project designed according to international carbon standards, the local forest ecosystem will be strengthened to withstand and help mitigate climate change and its impacts.
For more information about this project please visit re-spire.org.
Uchindile and Mapanda Reforestation Project, Tanzania
In Uchindile and Mapanda the former forest land was converted into grasslands years ago and is now reforested on 5,600 hectares.
Tanzania has had a very high deforestation rate for several decades, driven mostly by the need for fuel wood by its rural population. Therefore, this project focuses on restoring former forest land in close cooperation with local communities. The project allows for sustainable harvesting and informs its neighbours about sustainable forest management practices while supporting their livelihoods by improving local infrastructure like wells and hospitals.
Offsetting is achieved only through carbon credits from the ICROA-endorsed carbon standard.
6.571 hectares of grasslands are reforested in Tanzania and 95 hectares of recently destroyed forest land are restored in Germany.
Emission reduction of more than 2.400.000 tons CO2-equivalents over project lifetime.
Working closely with local communities
With this project,