Climate Impact Partners | The project protects the Park of Gola and the carbon that is locked in it by avoiding logging operations, mining, and deforestation. It enables local stakeholders to manage the area sustainably, benefit local communities and wildlife, and contribute to the rebuilding of lives after civil war and an Ebola outbreak.
Forestry and Land Use
API project code
API project code: project_0118
About the project
The Gola Rainforest National Park was created with the aid of carbon funding in order to better protect the 70,000-hectare park, the 70,000-hectare buffer zone, and the millions of tonnes of carbon that are locked within it. The forest region was under danger of fast deforestation and degradation since Gola's prior Forest Reserve classification did not exclude small-scale logging operations, industrial and artisanal mining, and agricultural activities. This initiative enables local stakeholders (government, communities, and national NGOs) to sustainably manage the entire environment for the benefit of local communities and animals. All of the project's efforts, from National Park Forest Guard employment opportunities to the establishment of a cocoa farmer’s co-operative, contribute to the rebuilding of lives after a decade of civil war and the recent Ebola outbreak.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers additional benefits. The SDG contributions have been indicatively measured, but need to be confirmed:
Climate Impact Partners delivers high impact projects
Climate Impact Partners delivers solutions for action on climate. In cooperation with the world’s leading companies and quality project partners, Climate Impact set the ambition to reduce 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030.
In a merger between Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare, two businesses that have pioneered the voluntary carbon market are combined to become Climate Impact Partners. This draws on their combined expertise, integrity, and innovation. The international team continues to pioneer the market's growth and establishes standards for excellence that will maximize the market's effect, driven by an unrelenting desire for quick action and results.