The Kariba REDD+ project has achieved 5,6 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2) emission reductions since operations began in 2011, reported project implementers, Carbon Green Africa (CGA) and South Pole Carbon. That means by managing forests better, and involving communities in so doing, the project is helping to control, at a macro level, growth of the two most dangerous gases responsible for causing climate change and global warming, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).
According to a July report compiled by the project auditors, Environmental Services Inc, a US firm; " . . . the project has a positive impact on livelihoods, food security, children's education and healthcare," said the auditors' report, which covered the period July 2011 to January 2014. "Farmers are trained for conservation agriculture and necessary material inputs are provided. Community gardens are established and provided improved nutrition."