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1,568 ha

TIST Uganda

Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation


TIST Uganda



1,568 ha

Developer: Clean Air Action Corp.

Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation

The TIST Uganda project is a reforestation project spanning much of Southwest Uganda working with small farm groups to reforest and plant trees in a heavily deforested landscape. The project itself consists of 1,563 small farm plots from 291 farmer groups with 1662 individual members. Uganda is one of the most heavily deforested countries in the world, with a 2008 study predicting that there may be no forest remaining by 2050. The TIST project is a green exception to that.

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Registry ID: 824

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Does the project have a net additional climate benefit?

  • Net additional climate benefit

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  • Baseline claims

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Is the climate benefit long-lasting?

  • Ongoing monitoring

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  • Project risks

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Beyond Carbon

Does the project deliver benefits beyond carbon?

  • Social impacts

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  • Ecological impacts

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Impacts beyond carbon

Planting over 33 species of trees chosen by local farmers

This project appears to have had a significant impact on countless Ugandan communities. The number of people employed by the project is not directly quantified, but is certainly in the thousands (if not tens of thousands). Participants are divided into smaller groups who are allowed to select which species to plant that would best benefit their group. As a result, 33 different tree species were planted in total, most of which are fruit trees. Of the 33, six are native, and at least another six are likely intended for timber production (or carbon sequestration). The tree species provide a range of community benefits, food sources, medicinal sources, and timber. Additional co-benefits include considerable outreach and training programs, and technology integration into remote communities.
Public registry documentsApplicable calculation methods are referenced in the reports below. Note that registries do not publicly provide all pertinent data required to reproduce emissions calculations. However, Independent Validation and Verification Bodies have access to the data needed to reproduce and verify emissions calculations.
  • Project Description


  • Verification Report 2019


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