Trees for Global Benefit
Trees for Global Benefit is a cooperative carbon offsetting scheme linking small scale landholder farmers in Uganda to the voluntary carbon market, combining carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvements through small-scale, farmer-led, agro-/forestry projects while reducing pressure on natural resources in national parks and forest reserves.
Trees for Global Beneﬁt reduces unsustainable exploitation of the forest, while diversifying and increasing incomes for rural farmers. Through tree-planting, the enterprise generates Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) certiﬁcates, which are sold using the Plan Vivo System. Tree-planting includes mixed woodlots and fruit orchards, which provide high revenues. All activities are technically speciﬁed, making it possible to calculate the carbon credits expected from each farm. The Plan Vivo Foundation can then issue certiﬁcates in advance through the environmental market registry.
- Provide access to the carbon market for up to 1,000 small scale farming households by recruiting new farming communities.
- Design new activities and put up to 1,000 hectares of land under improved management.
- Generate 200,000 tons of CO2’s worth of Veriﬁ ed Emission Reductions (VERs).
- Generate annual revenues of up to USD 1,000,000 by selling VERs certiﬁ cates, linking small-scale farmers to the voluntary carbon market.