How Quadriz fights deforestation
The only viable solution to protect and conserve the Paraguayan Chaco’s native forestland and its land carbon stock is through the issuance of high-quality carbon offsets. Verified carbon offsets provide financing for QUADRIZ to fight deforestation through the purchase or long-term lease of forest land, in fierce competition with professional land buyers, whose intention is to deforest and convert forestland into cattleland or cropland. Avoiding deforestation will also mean the conservation of indigenous people and the unique flora and fauna of the Paraguayan Chaco. Moreover, carbon financing also enables QUADRIZ to help develop and improve the livelihoods of the local communities in the Chaco through building visitor centres, small museums etc.
The carbon offset purchase commitments from worldwide corporations play a vital role in supporting QUADRIZ actions to immediately stop legal deforestation of native Chaco forest.
Purchase commitments are made in advance and include a fixed volume offtake and a down payment to immediately secure the land. This way participating corporations secure a considerable volume of carbon offsets at a fixed price to cover their needs for the compensation of their unavoidable carbon emissions. Meanwhile it allows QUADRIZ to protect and conserve the native forest land against deforestation, to certify the carbon offsets against the highest possible quality standards, and to commence its social and environmental protection programs in relation to the land.
For the development of its conservation projects QUADRIZ applies the VM0007 Methodology Framework for Reducing Emissions from avoided Deforestation and land Degradation (REDD+). Carbon offsets are issued and VCS certified and verified (Verified Carbon Standard) with additional certification under CCBS (Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards) with Gold Level for exceptional biodiversity benefits.