In Q3 2023, our network supported five climate projects through our carbon offset program. Read on to learn more about the impact these projects are creating for the climate, communities, and biodiversity.
We retire carbon credits on a quarterly basis and are committed to providing transparency about the projects supported. Carbon offsets purchased in Q3 of 2023 were distributed across the following portfolio of forestry, energy, and blue/teal carbon projects.
Josphat Mtwana is the community liaison officer managing the Mikoko Pamoja carbon offset project in Kenya’s Gazi Bay. He has led the project’s transformative work of capacity-building, rehabilitation, conservation, and sustainable utilization of mangrove resources. In this TEDx talk, Josphat talks about how he got involved in this project, the importance of mangrove ecosystems, and the impact on the communities that support this project.
This video shows how communities in Gazi Bay, Kenya are actively restoring and protecting mangroves through the Mikoko Pamoja carbon offset project. The video depicts a day of the project as villagers prepare a mangrove nursery for planting.
This video tells a short story about Bagayo, a member of the indigenous Hadza community who resides in Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley. Bagayo shares how he protects the forest as a village game scout to prevent encroachment and deforestation as part of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project.
This video highlights a 2-week training program for 138 village game scouts conducted as part of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project. Village game scouts protect Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley and surrounding region from threats like deforestation and poaching. This training provides them with the skills and knowledge to carry out their essential role.
In this clip, we hear from Jo Anderson, one of the co-founders of Carbon Tanzania, the organization that coordinates the implementation of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project. Jo talks about Carbon Tanzania’s approach to conservation and highlights the critical role that indigenous communities play in protecting the earth’s biodiversity-rich landscapes.