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Delta Blue Carbon Project

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  • The project, located in the Sindh Province of Pakistan, is over 350,000 hectares of tidal wetlands, an area bigger than Luxembourg.
  • DBC-1 has been operational for six years and has already restored 73,000 hectares of degraded mangrove forests and tidal wetlands.
  • Over the coming decade, this will expand across a 350,000-hectare region and in the next 60 years the wetlands will sequester an estimated 142 million tonnes of CO2.
  • Blue Carbon Projects are a powerful new climate solution. Mangrove forests are incredibly effective carbon sinks – studies have found that they can hold up to four times more carbon than other tropical rainforests.
  • The project is one of the first projects to use Verra’s cutting-edge Blue Carbon tidal wetland methodology, which accounts for the effects of sea level rise over the project’s lifetime.
  • As well as biodiversity and climate outcomes, the project is also delivering significant benefits to the 49,000 local people who live in the project area.
  • Planting the mangroves has also created hundreds of local jobs, which will become thousands as the project expands. A “ward and watch” programme is also put in place after planting, creating a new revenue stream for local communities paid to protect the mangroves.
  • The project has a strong focus on creating opportunities for women and is also delivering investment in education and healthcare, and access to safe drinking water.
  • A VERRA and CCBA Triple Gold certified project.
The following Sustainable Development Goals are being pursued with this project:
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