Cikel Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project -- GHG Emission Reductions from Avoiding Planned Deforestation
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
Pará State, Brazil
CKBV Florestal Ltda *Click on “Projeto REDD” for further information.
The project is located at the Rio Capim Complex (RCC), Paragominas municipality, in Para State, in the Eastern Amazon. The project area is a subset of the RCC property and covers an area of 27,434.9 ha of native forest. From the implementation of this REDD Project, it is estimated that 9,432,299 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided which would have been emitted into the atmosphere in a period of 10 years in the absence of the project, not including the project’s non-permanence risk buffer contribution.
The objective of the project, referred to as the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project, is avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Para state, Brazil. The project proponent is CKBV Florestal Ltda (CKBV or “the company”), a Brazilian private and family company whose main business is the management and commercialization of native wood. CKBV is part of CIKEL group, which has been working in forest management in the Brazilian Amazon since 1977.In 2006 CKBV decided to diversify its business beyond wood products and the alternative chosen was livestock. To pursue this new business activity CKBV had initiated plans to legally convert 20 percent of its forest property in the Rio Capim Complex to pasture.
The main activity of this Project is the cancelation of the planned deforestation activities and decision to instead conserve the forest area and continue limited forest management activities in this area under FSC certification with low impact logging practices. The company is also intensifying and improving its practices to support the sustainable social development, maintaining and improving the biodiversity monitoring at the Rio Capim Complex in the framework of FSC certification and REDD activities. At the time of validation the entire project area was FSC certified.