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.
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.