Scolel Té is a community-based sustainable land use project. Its verifiable CO2 sequestration and emission reduction benefits are generated as a result of a range of land use activities involving afforestation and reforestation, agroforestry, forest restoration and avoided deforestation. The project name means ‘the tree that grows’. It is located in Central and northern Chiapas and northeast Oxaca, southern Mexico.
The project involves more than 670 producers and close to 50 communities. Some producers are sizeable community producer groups. In total about 2,400 Mayan and Mestizo families are linked into the project.
Its Environmental co-benefits include the soil stabilisation and the conservation of threatened ecosystems and native species. The social co-benefits of the project are the increased resilience and ability to adapt to climate change, the poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods through improved agricultural productivity, as well as the improvement of the social capital through participatory planning, capacity-building, transfer of knowledge and skills, stronger community structures and a reduced dependency on aid.
A Project Description can be found here.