Stressing the Peruvian success of forest conservation with local development, the Framework Convention of the United Nations Climate Change gave the REDD + project Bahuaja Sonene National Park and Tambopata National Reserve Faro 2015 awards Activity in the “Financing for investment climate-friendly. “
This distinction, awarded by Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations; recognizes the innovative funding mechanism that allows the sustainability of two protected natural areas and the implementation of sustainable productive activities in buffer zones.
This innovative financing mechanism in the form of payment performance through which farmers receive funding on the condition not deforesting and commit to restore a total of 4,000 hectares of degraded land in areas surrounding protected areas both with fine cocoa and aroma.
It will produce at least 3,200 tons of cocoa certified under organic standards and fair trade to build long-term financial and environmental sustainability in the area, avoiding the emission of about 4.5 million tons of carbon over 10 years.
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