We believe Natural Climate Solutions are vital in the fight against climate change.
Protect forests; conserve biodiversity; benefit communities - this is the motivation behind Celestial Green Ventures and the Trocano Araretama REDD Project.
Celestial Green Ventures is working in cooperation with the Municipality of Borba to implement the Trocano Araretama REDD+ Project. The Trocano Project protects 1,346,541 hectares of rainforest that is at risk of deforestation, in the Amazonia region of Brazil. By carrying out this avoided deforestation project in accordance with the Natural Forest Standard, the project is able to generate carbon benefits which also have a positive impact on the communities and biodiversity within the project areas.
“To look at a forest and only see trees, is to look at an ocean and only see water”
Ciaran Kelly, Celestial Green Ventures
The Trocano Project has already provided numerous benefits for the environment, biodiversity and communities, indeed the planet as a whole. It is protecting endemic and endangered species from the threat of deforestation, and is protecting and enhancing the livelihoods, homes and living conditions of the 10,700 inhabitants of the project area.
The first Natural Capital Credits (carbon credits) were issued to the Trocano Araretama Project by the Natural Forest Standard in September 2013. These Natural Capital Credits are voluntary carbon credits (or carbon offsets) that signify that the benefits of the project have already happened; Natural Capital Credits are never issued before the benefits have occurred.
To achieve issuance of these Natural Capital Credits from the Natural Forest Standard, the Trocano Project has to undergo a rigorous independent, third-party validation and verification process, including a full carbon audit using ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065 guidelines to assess adherence to the Natural Forest Standard requirements.
We realize that the project demonstrates its significance and the positivity it generates for the environment as well as the people of Borba.
I would like to thank Ciaran Kelly from Celestial Green Ventures and the Trocano Araretama Project, firstly for taking care of our forest and secondly for helping me to take care of the children; making their dreams come true, forming men and women in the future with a strong character, and being able to keep them away from drugs and delinquency today.
Ciaran Kelly is the most passionate, enthusiastic and inspirational person I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. His unrivalled energy surrounding the Trocano Araretama Project and the benefits it can bring to the local communities, the forests and the biodiversity, as well as the wider benefits to the planet itself are infectious. He is the heart and soul of Celestial Green Ventures and everything they stand for
The honour of meeting and working with Mr. Ciaran Kelly and Celestial Green Ventures team has encouraged me to follow my every belief in this world. The natural forest surroundings of my hometown are truly exceptional and I will continue to support and promote the Trocano Araretama Project in any way I can
The Trocano Araretama Project is very important to us, as it has many positive effects throughout the municipality, and we want this to continue for a long time.
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