Promoting Sustainable Development through Natural Rubber Tree Plantations
Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation (ARR)
Guatemala– Suchitepéquez and Izabal departments
Verified conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: February 23, 2012 (RA-VER-VCS-015351)
Verified conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: March 21st, 2013 (RA-VER-VCS-017343)
This project is designed to promote sustainable development and alleviate pressures on tropical forestlands by establishing natural rubber tree plantations, through its pursuit of certification to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for responsible forest management. Over 2,000 hectares of degraded pastureland will be planted with Hevea brasiliensis spp. (rubber trees) on 7 different farms located in the Suchitepéquez and Izabal departments. The reforestation effort is projected to sequester a total of 1,739,855 t CO2e over 42 years. The revenue derived from the sale of carbon credits from the project will enable it to pursue FSC certification.