EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Nicaraguan Plantations Receive VCS Validation
EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Rio Kama and Rio Siquia plantations have received carbon validation through the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
The validation was carried out by Rainforest Alliance and marks a major milestone as the VCS’ first registered large-scale bamboo project. Our plantations received validation for an initial 816,000 tons of carbon dioxide sequestered through the reforestation of 3,373 acres of degraded lands with bamboo forests.
The validation sets a global benchmark for bamboo carbon projects, as EcoPlanet Bamboo is the first company to develop accurate scientific methods for the quantification and understanding of bamboo’s carbon sequestration benefits.
VCS validation furthers our commitment to drive the bamboo industry in a sustainable manner while influencing international policy for the inclusion of bamboo within the ongoing forestry and land use debate. It also strengthens our goals to create lasting social and environmental impact in the communities surrounding our operations by accessing carbon finance for the development of bamboo related SMEs and local entrepreneurship to promote sustainable livelihoods.
For further information on EcoPlanet Bamboo’s VCS validation for our Nicaraguan plantations, visit our exhibition booth at Forest Day 6 during COP18 in Doha, Qatar from 08:30 – 19:00 on Sunday, 2nd December at the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel.