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At BCP, we understand that to protect Zambia’s forests and iconic wildlife, we must form trusted community partnerships. We do this by prioritizing community engagement and creating incentives to conserve forest through long term performance based habitat protection agreements. Our projects are based on REDD+ conservation methods.
Trees store carbon. When they are cut down, they release harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere which contribute to climate change. We measure the trees being protected and calculate the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that would have been released if these trees were cut down without our project. These avoided emissions are confirmed by independent, external audits against international standards.
This allows us to generate and sell verified Forest Carbon Offsets that are equivalent to the number of tons of carbon dioxide emissions our projects have avoided. Revenue from the sales of these verified Offsets fund REDD+ conservation and development projects and provide an alternative source of income for local communities that depend on the forest.
REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is a mechanism designed to reduce global emissions caused from deforestation by creating financial value from the protection of carbon stored in forests.
Trees store carbon
Trees store carbon. When a tree is cut down that carbon is released as carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
Under FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) we work hand in hand with communities to help them protect their forests using the BCP model.
Measuring through rigorous scientific processes
Forest carbon and potential carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation are measured through rigorous scientific processes and verified to the highest standards by independent international auditors.
Forest Carbon Offsets
We market and sell verified emissions reductions as 'Forest Carbon Offsets' to companies and individuals looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Invest back into communities
Revenue from the sale of offsets is invested back into communities, creating a more prosperous future through sustainable livelihoods and enterprises, and improved access to social services such as education, healthcare and clean water.
Communities have an incentive to protect their forests and wildlife.