Proponents:

Name (Short name) Website Nationality Status
Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. (Ecosystem Restoration Associates)
http://eraecosystems.com/
Canada
for-profit organization
Wildlife Works Carbon LLC (WWC)
http://www.wildlifeworks.com/redd/
United States
NGO/private non for profit

 

Project Partners:

EcoPartners; ERA Congo SPRL

 

General Information:

Project name The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project
Secondary name
Status Ongoing
Country
Location Inongo Territory in the Mai-Ndombe Lake District in the Bandundu Province
Longitude 18.106200
Latitude -2.045000
Multiple location No
Area (hectares) 299640
Start date 2011
End date 2041
Duration (years) 30
Project description The project aims to address logging and the other leading drivers of deforestation - subsistence agricultural practices and aggressive fuelwood/charcoal use. Project activities will consist largely of participatory community-based conservation initiatives which will reduce local incentives toward unsustainable land use, with emphasis on agricultural improvements.
Objective 1 return on investment
Objective 2 climate
Objective 3 development
Type of forest humid
Deforestation drivers charcoal production;energy wood;industrial wood exploitation;local livelihoods;slash and burn agriculture
Project Type REDD
Precision for AR propjects
Dominant type REDD
Project located in a protected area no
Name of the protected area 9999
Size of the protected area (hectares) 9999
Proportion of the project located in a protected area 9999
Category of protected area (IUCN classification) ND
Sources http://www.climate-standards.org/2012/09/03/mai-ndombe-redd-project/;https://vcsprojectdatabase2.apx.com/myModule/Interactive.asp?Tab=Projects&a=2&i=934&lat=-1.659042&lon=17.893816&bp=1;http://www.eraecosystems.com/projects/mai-ndombe-redd/;On the first carbon transaction (Feb. 2013): http://www.offsetters.ca/media-centre/investor-relations/2013/02/01/era-carbon-offsets-announces-significant-first-sale-and-delivery-of-offsets-from-mai-ndombe-redd-project-in-the-DRC;http://www.vcsprojectdatabase.org/# /project_details/934

 

Carbon Certification:

Certification status certified
Standards CCB;VCS
Crediting period 2011-2036
Expected anual carbon credits(tCO2eq) 5670000
Total expected carbon credits(tCO2eq) 175820011
Validation date of the first certification 12/1/2012
Methodology for carbon standard VCS VM0009
Report for carbon standard https://vcsprojectdatabase2.apx.com/myModule/ProjectDoc/Project_ViewFile.asp?FileID=11061&IDKEY=f097809fdslkjf09rndasfufd098asodfjlkduf09nm23mrn87d15253119#https://vcsprojectdatabase2.apx.com/myModule/ProjectDoc/Project_ViewFile.asp?FileID=11061&IDKEY=f097809fdslkjf09rndasfufd098asodfjlkduf09nm23mrn87d15253119#
Report for cobenefit standard https://s3.amazonaws.com/CCBA/Projects/Mai_Ndombe_REDD_Project/CCBFinalValidationReport_DRCForClient.pdf# https://s3.amazonaws.com/CCBA/Projects/Mai_Ndombe_REDD_Project/CCBFinalValidationReport_DRCForClient.pdf#
Type of baseline P1 Planned Commercial Deforestation
Sources

 

Sale of Carbon Credits:

Transaction status Period of issuance Quantity of credits sold Buyer's name Buyer's status Buyer's sector Buyer's nationality Buyer's motivation Type of credit market Carbon credit price(in USD) Sources
Confirmed
2013-2014
500000
Forest Carbon Group AG
private
energy
Germany
resale-investment
voluntary
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/offsetters-closes-sale-of-interest-in-mai-ndombe-redd-project-2013-12-18-171734828?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Confirmed
2012-2014
1358
Offsetters Clean Technology, Inc.
private
carbon
Canada
resale-investment
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2012-2012
65733
Wildlife Works Carbon LLC
private
carbon
United States
resale-investment
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2012-2013
7500
Aimia
private
services
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
100
Hemlock Printers Ltd
private
industry
Canada
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2013-2013
250
Americas Cup
private
leisure and entertainment
Canada
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
6250
The Hershey Company
private
agrifood
United States
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
361
BioMar Norway
private
agrifood
Norway
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
160
Alcyon Aviation GmbH & Co KG
private
transportation
Germany
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2013-2014
218
Private Individuals
private
other
other
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
542
The City of Dawson Creek
public
other
Canada
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2013-2013
1219
The Capital Regional District
public
other
Canada
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
259
Sustainable Surf
private
leisure and entertainment
United States
CSR
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2013-2014
28255
Various buyers
other
other
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2016
1399
Unknown Buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2014
1110
ENTEGA GmbH & Co. KG_Kunden
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit
Confirmed
2014-2016
2809
Forest Carbon Group
private
energy
Germany
resale-investment
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit
Confirmed
2016-2016
303
ForestFinance
private
finance
Germany
ND
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit; https://www.forestfinance.de/en/home/
Confirmed
2015-2016
1079
HSE Group
private
other
Aruba
ND
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit; http://www.hsemining.com.au/
Confirmed
2015-2015
14
Offsetters Clean Technology, Inc.
private
carbon
Canada
ND
voluntary
9,999.00
Markit; http://www.offsetters.ca/
Confirmed
2015-2016
4275
Stand for Trees
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
10.00
Markit; https://standfortrees.org/en/

 

Financing Sources:

Name of the financer Type of financing Amount (in USD) Financing period Sources
Forest Carbon Group
Carbon future
9999
2013-2014
FCG website
ERA (Congo)
Personal/private equity investment
9999
2011-2013

 

Socio-economic Characteristics:

Number of inhabitants in the area 50000 inhabitants
Social expected benefits - Participatory approach: Creation of Local Development Committees for each community.- Construction of a minimum of 19 schools;- Employment: As of June 2012 ERA?s operations and projects employed over 50 full time staff and at most times, up to 40 casual employees hired on an as needed basis in the various communities;- Construction of healthcare centers in 5 villages;- Reparation and extension of secondary hospitals in 2 villages;- Assisted transportation to off-concession markets for agricultural and other products;- Provision of a network of rural canteens;- Improvement of agricultural and aquaculture production techniques;- Recruitement of employees from the local community.
Participatory approach mentioned yes
Detail of the participation approach ND
Free Prior and informed Consent mentioned no
Type of payment received payment linked to practice
Detail of the payment Employer pays a statutory contribution for every employee who is a member
Economic activities implemented by the project agriculture;agroforestry;tree planting
Detail about economic activities Tree nursery: 13,000 Acacia and Leucana planted.Enclosures: over 40 were put in place. Demonstration gardens: ok; Agricultural improvement and diversification activities that increase food availability and sustain economies; established agroforestry
Expected employment 50-100
Indirect investments Education;Health;Supplies
Detail of indirect investments Schools: 2 out of 19 are almost completed.Mobile medical clinic is ?on its way?; involve building the local capacities of communities through workshops and information sessions; establishment of a mobile medical clinic and repaired health care centers
Sources DNV; http://www.vcsprojectdatabase.org/#/project_details/934
9999/ND = No data