25 January 2013
CarbonCo announced that is has completed validation and registration of the Purus Project, the first-ever REDD+ project in the State of Acre, Brazil to achieve dual-validation to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) with Gold Distinction. The project aims to protect up to 34,702 hectares (85,714 acres) of privately-owned tropical rainforest within the Amazon Basin and avoid the emission of more than 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 10 years, preserve endangered species and critical ecosystem services, and provide direct benefits to local communities.
TerraCarbon provided technical support to CarbonCo on this project including feasibility assessment and project design services, including design and oversight of forest carbon inventory, support for the baseline modeling, and preparation of the VCS Project Design documentation.
Click here to read a summary and access the VCS project design document.