Reducing emissions from ecosystem deforestation and forest degradation, more commonly known as REDD, is a set of stages that are meant to utilize market incentives to persuade corporations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from harmful practices and link them to help avoid deforestation and forest degradation through offsets in the Tropical rainforest. Originally formulated during the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, REDD has developed in recent years from an overall conservation concept into a successful movement. Generally, REDD has been utilized in developing nations with weak or nonexistent environmental policies in order to broadcast the views of the native, indigenous people, and civil society that live there and rely on forests.

The Ecotropics group seeks to use REDD as one of its fundamental tools in the chest through the mission to bridge the gap of communication among three core actors: the local communities, the private sector, and governments. By helping reduce the release of greenhouse gases in developing tropics done by deforestation, REDD is not only key to a sustainable ecosystem future, but also toward more sustainable economic ventures for corporations with needs about mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets.

We presently are working on:
• Measuring and documenting a preliminary carbon baseline and project scenarios for REDD in the Tropics

• Proving the benefits of project potential and GHG reduction for ecoefficiency, energy efficiency, constructed wetlands and Carbon forests compared to the Baseline.

• Estimating carbon revenue streams and suggested crediting timeline from Carbon Pools and Stocks.

• Recommending whether the project is economically feasible for trade in Carbon markets.

• Calculating additionality.

• Analyzing potential leakages.

• Providing complete legal and financial advisory through the Project Life Cycle Management from identification, formulation, validation, registration and negotiation on effective voluntary carbon markets.

• Negotiating with buyers, brokers and bankers of Carbon Credits.

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