9999/ND = No data

 

Type of information:

 

 

Project/Program proponent:

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

 

Project/Program Partners:

Name Organization type Role Information sources
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 ID
Project name Lower Zambezi REDD+ project
Secondary name
Last Update 16 Sep 2020
Size (hectare) 40126
Start year 2009
End year 2039
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.
Objective 1 biodiversity conservation
Objective 2 climate
Objective 3 social development
Deforestation drivers charcoal production;local livelihoods;slash and burn agriculture
Type of forest dry
Project Type REDD
Details for Afforestation/Reforestation projects
Project located in an official IUCN protected area yes
Dominant type REDD
Country ID 894
Country
Name of the protected area Rufunsa Conservancy (private)
Category of protected area (IUCN classification) 6
Status Ongoing
Multiple location? No
Region Africa
Jurisdiction level 1
Jurisdiction level 2
Longitude 28.963333
Latitude 15.342778

 

Forest carbon certification:

Expected anual carbon credits(tCO2eq) 210316
Crediting period 2009-2039
Total expected carbon credits(tCO2eq) 6309472
Methodology for carbon standard VCS VM0009
Type of accounting baseline Avoided Unplanned Deforestation and Degradation
Standard 1 name CCB
Standard 1 certification status expired
Standard 1 validation date 2013-06-21
Standard 1 documentation #https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/CCB/1202#
Standard 1 expiration date 2018-06-21 00:00:00
Standard 2 name VCS
Standard 2 certification status certified
Standard 2 validation date 2013-06-21
Standard 2 documentation #https://registry.verra.org/mymodule/ProjectDoc/Project_ViewFile.asp?FileID=16454&IDKEY=s0e98hfalksuf098fnsdalfkjfoijmn4309JLKJFjlaksjfla9F22690066#
Standard 3 name none
Standard 3 certification status ND
Standard 3 validation date
Standard 3 documentation

 

Carbon credit transactions:

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 Sources Transaction confirmed on official carbon register (APX or Markit)
2015-2015
47896
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
APX
Confirmed
2016-2016
58602
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
APX
Confirmed
2016-2016
38562
BioCarbon
private
services
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
APX https://www.biocarbonengineering.com/
Confirmed
2017-2017
64329
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
APX
Confirmed
2018-2018
876
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
APX
Confirmed
2015-2015
85702
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2016-2016
60882
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2017-2017
43354
Individual buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2016-2016
50708
Castrol
private
industry
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
Markit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrol
Confirmed
2015-2015
99652
Castrol
private
industry
United Kingdom
ND
voluntary
Markit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrol
Confirmed
2015-2018
4314
Stand for Trees
private
carbon
United States
resale-investment
voluntary
Markit
Confirmed
2018-2018
211898
Multiple Buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
VERRA registry https://registry.verra.org/app/search/VCS
Confirmed
2019-2019
352567
Multiple Buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
VERRA registry https://registry.verra.org/app/search/VCS
Confirmed
2020-2020
7318
Multiple Buyers
ND
ND
ND
voluntary
VERRA registry https://registry.verra.org/app/search/VCS
Confirmed

 

Financing Sources:

Name of the funding organization Type of financing Amount (in USD) Financing period Information sources
BioCarbon Partners
Equity or 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
Multiple Buyers
Sale of carbon credits (future, prepayment, carbon funds)
9999
2018-2018
VERRA registry
Multiple Buyers
Sale of carbon credits (future, prepayment, carbon funds)
9999
2019-2019
VERRA registry
Multiple Buyers
Sale of carbon credits (future, prepayment, carbon funds)
9999
2020-2020
VERRA registry

 

Community interventions:

Payment to communities? conditional cash payment
Payment details 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 - type agriculture;agroforestry;economic interest groups;ecotourism;microenterprise;tree planting
Information sources PDD
Is there tenure clarification?
Is there environmental education?
Is there forest access restriction or control/monitoring of deforestation?
Is there forest enhancement?
Is there community infrastracture improvement?
Is there other community benefits?
Are there non-conditional cash payments?
Are there conditional cash payments?
Are there non-cash benefits?
9999/ND = No data