Celestial Green Ventures Project History
Celestial Green Ventures is proud to be working in cooperation municipality leaders to implement REDD projects to bring numerous benefits to the environment, to the native species and to the people who reside there.
Celestial Green Ventures first started working on the REDD+ projects in 2011. It is crucial that projects are met with much interest and engagement from the communities within the project area. Celestial Green Ventures held numerous meetings in the City Hall, in the main municipality town, plus meetings of community leaders, who were able to relay the positive messages about the benefits of the project. Celestial Green team members were in attendance for these meetings to ensure any questions could be fully and appropriately answered.
The Celestial Green Ventures 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.
We realize that the project demonstrates its significance and the positivity it generates for the environment as well as the people of the local area.
The first Celestial Green REDD Project protects a large area of rainforest in the Amazon, to help continue to deliver these benefits to the communities of the area as well as the wider, global community. The area covers more than a million hectares at risk of deforestation. Protecting this vast area of natural forest necessitates the use of satellite monitoring coupled with on-the-ground monitoring in certain plotted and identified areas, which is carried out by members of the Celestial Green Ventures team, project participants and community members from within the project area.
Celestial Green Ventures Project Areas
Celestial Green Ventures is helping to protect the vast amount of rainforest for their REDD project. This area of natural rainforest is a REDD+ project (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) situated in the Amazon region of Brazil. The project area covers a vast area of natural forest in the Amazon rainforest - over 1 million hectares in total (this is the equivalent of more than 1 million football pitches!).
It is worth considering the project's high value for biodiversity maintenance and social context of the communities; the benefits that will be observed from the project contribute to the maintenance of global climate.
The Amazon rainforest has distinctive cultural diversity and the communities within the area have an important and inclusive role in maintaining the integrity and success of the Celestial Green Ventures Project. The team at Celestial Green Ventures has worked closely with the community leaders and City Hall representatives to ensure that the inhabitants fully informed and in acceptance of the REDD Project.
It is crucial for the success of the project that the community members are the central drivers of the project itself, and for the global community as a whole. They understand they have an important role in the mitigation of climate change, and are engaged and empowered by the actions of Celestial Green Ventures and the opportunities the Project can bring them.
Objectives of the Celestial Green Ventures REDD+ Project
The objectives of the Celestial Green Ventures project are to assist in mitigating climate change in the Amazon region of Brazil and improving the environment and natural resource management in the area through effective project management.
The Celestial Green Ventures REDD Project is developed and implemented in accordance with a uniquely designed risk-based standard that is focused on natural forest projects that integrate social, biodiversity and carbon benefits. Through successful implementation of our projects, following the requirements of the standard and with third party validation and verification certification by ISO compliant organisations, our projects will be issued with carbon credit offsets.
As the proponent of the REDD Project, Celestial Green Ventures sets out the following aims.
The primary aim of the REDD Project is to mitigate GHG emissions through avoided deforestation. In cooperation with municipality leaders, Celestial Green Ventures will protect the areas of rainforest that are at risk from deforestation. Through the protection, conservation and monitoring of these areas, a combination of benefits will be generated within the REDD project as a result of these actions.
We are also able to provide protection and conservation for the biodiversity present in these areas, as a direct result of avoiding and preventing deforestation. We also ensure that there is no net loss of biodiversity through any of our project activities or any of the projects or programs implemented as part of the project.
These actions also includes the conservation of the natural forest ecosystem, to protect the endangered habitat of all plant and animal species present in and around the project area which are reliant on this vulnerable habitat.
The further aim of the REDD+ Project is to provide the local communities with enhanced socio-economic situations, through their involvement in the project, its activities, objectives and outcomes. Through the Celestial Green Ventures project management plan (formulated in association with representatives from the local area) the project enables the local communities to get actively involved and engaged in the project. The Project is able to generate tangible and sustainable enhancements to their way of life, including healthcare, education and infrastructure improvements as well as providing employment opportunities and economic sustainability.