9999/ND = No data

 

Type of information:

 
Based on publicly available information

 

Proponents:

Name (Short name) Website Location of headquarters Status
BioCarbon Partners (BCP)
#http://biocarbonpartners.com/#
Mauritius
private for-profit

 

Project Partners:

Name Type Role Comment Source
BCP (BioCarbon Partners Limited)
private for-profit
provides employment for the project in Zambia
https://biocarbonpartners.com/about/our-story-and-values/#main
Zambian Forestry Department
public
provision of extension services
ecoPartners (Ecological Carbon Offset Partners, LLC)
private for-profit
provide advisory services with regards to carbon accounting and PDD review
https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecopartners-llc
Conservation Farming Unit
ND
provided assistance with the Conservation Farming Training Program
Musika Development Initiatives Ltd
NGO/private non for profit
seconded a full-time agricultural extension officer to BCP to assist in the development of conservation agriculture projects
Engineers Without Borders Canada
ND
has seconded two engineers to BCP to develop the eco-charcoal project;

 

General Information:

Project name Lower Zambezi REDD+ project
Secondary name
Status Ongoing
Region Africa
Country
Location Rufunsa Conservancy, Rufunsa District, Lusaka Province, Zambia (120 km southeast of Lusaka)
Longitude 0028963333
Latitude 0015342778
Multiple location No
Area (hectares) 40126
Start date 2009
End date 2039
Duration (years) 30
Project description The Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project takes place on 38,781 hectares (ha) of privately-owned land in Rufunsa District, Zambia. The Project Area is known as ‘Rufunsa Conservancy’ (Conservancy), and is owned by a Zambian company named Sable Transport Limited. The Conservancy is one of the last intact areas of forest within Lusaka Province (named after the nearby capital city), and provides a 60-kilometer buffer to Lower Zambezi National Park (NP) , a strategic protected area in Zambia in a globally significant trans-frontier conservation area. Lower Zambezi NP is adjacent to Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe which is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. The core project climate activities undertaken include forest carbon inventorying, modeling cumulative deforestation patterns, and soil carbon assessments. Core community project activities include up to eighteen different types of community-based deforestation mitigation initiatives designed to create sustainable, scalable alternatives to deforestation, and strategic, meaningful incentives that comprise part of pay for performance programs that support forest conservation. Core biodiversity project activities include forest conservation systems, biodiversity monitoring and management, and fire management.
Main objective biodiversity conservation
Objective 2 climate
Objective 3 social development
Type of forest dry
Deforestation drivers charcoal production;local livelihoods;slash and burn agriculture
Project Type REDD
Details for Afforestation/Reforestation projects
Dominant type REDD
Project located in an official IUCN protected area yes
Name of the protected area Rufunsa Conservancy (private)
Size of the protected area (hectares) 38781
Proportion of the project located in a protected area 96.6%
Category of protected area (IUCN classification) 6
Sources https://vcsprojectdatabase2.apx.com/myModule/Interactive.asp?Tab=Projects&a=2&i=1202&lat=-15.4056805479607&lon=29.3855227650799&bp=1; http://theredddesk.org/countries/initiatives/lower-zambezi-redd-project ; http://www.forestcarbonportal.com/project/Lower-Zambezi-REDD-Project ; http://www.climate-standards.org/2013/03/13/lower-zambezi-redd-project/ ; http://www.climate-standards.org/2013/03/13/lower-zambezi-redd-project/

 

Carbon Certification:

First standard CCB
First standard certification status certified
First standard validation date 2013-06-21
Report for first standard http://www.climate-standards.org/2013/03/13/lower-zambezi-redd-project/#http://www.climate-standards.org/2013/03/13/lower-zambezi-redd-project/#
Second standard VCS
Second standard certification status certified
Second standard validation date 2014-04-04
Report for second standard http://www.vcsprojectdatabase.org/#http://www.vcsprojectdatabase.org/#/project_details/1202
Third standard
Third standard certification status
Third standard validation date
Report for third standard
Crediting period 2009-2039
Expected anual carbon credits(tCO2eq) 210316
Total expected carbon credits(tCO2eq) 6309472
Methodology for carbon standard VCS VM0009
Type of baseline Avoided Unplanned Deforestation and Degradation
Sources PDD

 

Sale of Carbon Credits:

Transaction confirmed on official carbon register (APX or Markit) Period of issuance Quantity of credits sold (in tCO2) Buyer's name Type of buyer Buyer's sector Buyer's nationality Buyer's motivation Type of credit market Carbon credit price(in USD) Sources
Confirmed
2015-2015
47896
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
APX
Confirmed
2016-2016
58602
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
APX
Confirmed
2016-2016
38562
BioCarbon
private
services
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
APX https://www.biocarbonengineering.com/
Confirmed
2017-2017
64329
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
APX
Confirmed
2018-2018
876
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
APX
Confirmed
2015-2015
85702
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit
Confirmed
2016-2016
60882
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit
Confirmed
2017-2017
43354
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit
Confirmed
2016-2016
50708
Castrol
private
industry
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrol
Confirmed
2015-2015
99652
Castrol
private
industry
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrol
Confirmed
2015-2018
4314
Stand for Trees
private
carbon
United States
resale-investment
voluntary
9999.0000
Markit

 

Financing Sources:

Name of the financer Type of financing Amount (in USD) Financing period Sources
BioCarbon Partners
Equity (own proponent capital)
600000
9999-2013
PDD p. 52, 110, 127
Unknown buyers
Sale of carbon credits (future, prepayment, carbon funds)
9999
9999-9999
PDD p. 110
United Nations Development Programme’s African Training and Management Services Project
International aid/grant
9999
9999-9999
PDD p. 112

 

Socio-economic Characteristics:

Number of inhabitants in the area Population of project zone is 8,300 people living in 28 villages spread within 4 community zones (88% of households living within the Project Zone live below the poverty line of US $1.25 per day PPP)
Social expected benefits - Alternative livelihood activities; - Increased food security and agricultural incomes through conservation agriculture training; - Employment
Participatory approach mentioned yes
Detail of the participation approach 6
Free Prior and informed Consent mentioned yes
Type of payment received conditional cash payment
Detail of the payment 10% of ecotourism revenues will be awarded to community trust fund on condition of expanded wildlife populations in HCV project areas; 'Community Covenants' structure project activities to be dependant on reduced deforestation and biodiversity enhancement
Economic activities implemented by the project agriculture;agroforestry;economic interest groups;ecotourism;microenterprise;tree planting
Detail about economic activities Community-based sustainable eco-charcoal production (pilot completed); Conservation farming training program (pilot completed); Ecotourism planned; Chicken keeping, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens; possible honey and mushroom production; brick making;
Expected employment yes but no data
Indirect investments Education;Health;Roads/building;Supplies;Water
Detail of indirect investments Project will provide support towards the delivery of critical social services, particularly education, health, sanitation and access to water; Support for school building upgrades and provision of school supplies; borehole and health clinic refurbishment;
Sources PDD
9999/ND = No data