The REDD project of Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Juma in the city of Novo Aripuanã, aims to stop deforestation and their emissions of greenhouse gases in an area leaning to be pressured from land use in the State of Amazonas.
The Juma Reserve was established in an area 589.612 hectares of Amazon forest, located on the outskirts of the Road BR-319, in an area of intense pressure from deforestation. Its creation and effective implementation was only possible at the prospect of execution of a financial mechanism for generating of carbon credits from the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation - REDD.
The project was developed in 2008 by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation in partnership with Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Amazonas State Government (SDS / AM), with financial support from the hotel group Marriott International and technical support from Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (Idesam).
In september of that year, the project was validated following the standard of certification CCBA – Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (Climate Alliance, Community and Biodiversity) certification issued by the german TÜV SÜD, that gave the project the Gold quality standard, the first in the world to be included in this pattern and the first project in Latin America with a certification of the genre.
From 2008 a 2012, the hotel chain Marriott International finances the project implementation with annual investments of US$ 500 a thousand, which are fully invested in the project activities.
The resources raised allow FAS, in coordination with the Amazonas Government, local community and other partners, implement necessary measures to control and monitor deforestation within the limits of the project and its surroundings, besides strengthening law enforcement and improve the living conditions of local communities.
Project implementation should result, until 2016, in preventing deforestation of 7.799 hectares of tropical forest, corresponding to the avoided emission 3.611.723 tons CO2e to the atmosphere.
Besides the expected climate benefits by reducing GHG emissions from deforestation, it is expected to generate many social and environmental benefits in the project area, through application of resources in the following programs or set of activities:
- Strengthening supervision and environmental control
- Income generation through sustainable business
- Community Development, scientific research and education
- Direct Payment for Environmental Services – Bolsa Floresta Program