Acapa - Bajo Mira y Frontera
Acapa - Bajo Mira y Frontera protects forest that is under direct communal ownership of the communities of Acapa and Bajo Mira y Frontera, who are the project owners and the indigenous Afro-Colombian descendent rights owners of these territories. The project looks to protect the old-growth rainforest on the land, alleviating pressures on the forests through the support of governance capacity (including individual property titling, land-use planning, and conservation zone demarcation), the generation of alternative economic activities and income sources, and through capacity building in administration and management. By creating these alternative avenues and having the communities directly own and govern the project, the project looks to reduce illegal harvesting.
The project looks to create sustainable economic opportunities by improving existing coffee and cacao supply chains (Photo Credit: Hanz Rippe).
Does the project have a net additional climate benefit?
Net additional climate benefit
Emissions reductions are calculated based on the difference between baseline, project, and leakage emissions. Pachama analyzes emissions claims to confirm that the project has a net additional climate benefit, and each credit represents at least one metric ton of carbon.
Is the climate benefit based on sound and conservative claims?
Pachama analyzes baseline emissions accounting to confirm that the reported baseline emissions are less than what Pachama observes with remote sensing.
Pachama assesses the project boundary, project emissions accounting, carbon inventory, and financial and legal additionality.
Pachama summarizes the project's reported leakage emissions accounting.
Is the climate benefit long-lasting?
Pachama quantifies emissions since the last verification to ensure the project continues to deliver a climate benefit.
Pachama characterizes fire and other natural risks and summarizes buffer pool contributions.
Does the project deliver benefits beyond carbon?
If a project occurs on community-owned land, Pachama confirms the community is fully informed of the project activity and impact, consent is given without coercion, and a grievance and redress mechanism is in place.
For ARR projects, Pachama analyzes native species planting, species diversity, regional suitability, and reforestation practices.
Pachama provides a summary of the project's awarded certifications.
The project aims to mitigate climate change by mitigating the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. The resultant decrease in illegal logging, the recovery of already degraded forests, and the reduction of forest conversion to other land uses is expected to decrease emissions and enhance forest carbon stocks over time.
First Verification Report