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Kariba Waldschutz

Wälder und bedrohte Tierarten schützen und Lebensbedingungen verbessern

Zimbabwe
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Seitdem das grösste REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Projekt 2011 gestartet wurde, werden im Jahresdurchschnitt über 3.5 Millionen Tonnen CO2 eingespart. Das Projekt bietet Bauern und der lokalen Bevölkerung zusätzliche Einkommensquellen und verbessert die Lebensbedingungen in der Region nachhaltig.

Standort
Zimbabwe
Art
Avoided deforestation
Registry
Standards
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Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty

USD 249,000+ income generated

by the local community from beekeeping, moringa tree and community garden sales

Zero Hunger

18 nutritional gardens set up

are increasing food security

Good Health and Well-Being

14 health clinics supported

with safe drinking water

Quality Education

18,000+ people

attending 430 workshops on project-related activities, such as nutritional gardening and beekeeping to date

Clean Water and Sanitation

37,000 people

have access to safe drinking water, thanks to 147 boreholes being repaired

Decent work and economic growth

22 Permanent jobs

created thanks to the project

Industry, Innovation and Infrasctruture

USD 57,000+ spent

on supporting health clinics and schools

Climate Action

3,620,000 tonnes of CO2e

mitigated on average each year since the project started in 2011

Life on land

784,987 hectares

of forest protected

Partnerships for the goals

International partnerships

between local communities, national and international organisations and carbon experts to deliver sustainable, long-term benefits.

The Solution

Durch das Kariba REDD+ Projekt werden fast 785'000 Hektar Wald an der südlichen Küste des Kariba-Sees geschützt. Es ist eines der flächenmässig grössten registrierten REDD+-Projekte und befindet es sich zwischen den Nationalparks Chiazaira, Matusadona und Mana Pools (der Park ist ein Weltkulturerbe). Das Projekt verbindet vier Nationalparks und acht Safari-Reservate und bildet so einen Biodiversitätskorridor, der Waldgebiete und zahlreiche gefährdete Arten schützt. Dazu gehören afrikanische Elefanten, Löwen, und der südliche Hornrabe.

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"By using the conservation farming method, our community members are able to earn an income from the sunflower seeds and there's no waste: the stalks are used as fences around the homesteads."

Otilla Makanjera, Farmer at the Kariba project

Forest-friendly beekeeping allows people to earn money from selling their honey, allowing them away from other activities that may harm the forest!

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Africa is known for some of the most impressive and awe-inspiring wilife migrations in the world – Kariba provides a safe wildlife corridor between safari and nature reserves.

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Elephants migrate through the project area to Mozambique. While wildlife is a welcome sight, to keep it at a safe distance, local people use strings of chilis or prickly knob thorn to deter elephants from coming into the crop fields.

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Givas Chisaka, part of the Carbon Green Africa Project Monitoring Team, is carrying out a plot monitoring field visit in Nyaminyami RDC

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The Impact

Das Kariba REDD+-Projekt ist in der Bevölkerung vor Ort verankert und wird von den vier örtlichen “Rural District Councils (RDCs) Binga, Nyaminyami und Mbire verwaltet. Das Projekt unterstützt Programme zur wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Förderung der Menschen vor Ort. Dazu gehört die verbesserte Ausstattung von Kliniken, der Ausbau von Infrastrukturen und die Errichtung neuer Bohrlöcher. Der ärmste Teil der Bevölkerung erhält ausserdem Zuschüsse zum Schulbesuch. Kariba REDD+ schafft auch Arbeitsplätze und alternative Einkommensquellen, die den Menschen vor Ort zu Gute kommen.

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"So far so good, communities highly appreciated the Kariba programme"

Luke Kalavina, Chief of Hurungwe Rural District Council

Project progress

2011
2014
2016
2019
2020
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Project progress

Fresh hope for communities in northern Zimbabwe

The community-led forest protection project is set up in 2011 to protect this incredible swathe of miombo and mopane forest by empowering communities to become more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.

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Project progress

Award season!

Three years after launch, the Kariba project is recognised as a finalist in the 2014 UNCCD's Land for Life Award and UNDP's Equator Prize 2014. These are very positive signs so early in the project.

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Project progress

Why I get out of bed in the morning

What motivates you at work? For us it's seeing the tangible changes our projects are creating together with local communities in the face of a changing climate that is bringing severe drought to already vulnerable regions.

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Project progress

An important milestone

The Kariba project completes it's 4th successful verification under one of the world's leading carbon standard, Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) and CCBS Gold Level accreditations, Climate Change Adaptation Benefits and Exceptional Biodiversity benefits! Every 2-3 years the project and its impacts are audited by an independent third-party.

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Project progress

Overcoming a challenging year

Global temperatures soared and emissions continued to rise, despite the pandemic. Yet, commitment to tackle climate change gained momentum. Not only have the communities survived the pandemic, they have thrived. See the 2020 impact report.

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