Allcot measures and offsets III International Ecological Forum 2015 carbon emissions

Allcot has measure and offset the carbon footprint of the III International Ecological Forum «Sustainable agriculture, international development prospects», which took place on 12th and 13th of March 2015 in Marbella, Spain.

The III International Ecological Forum generated 5tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent), with these emissions coming largely from hall energy use, hotel stays and travels by car of the assistants.

The Forum held with the support of relevant ministries of the participating countries. The co-organizers of the Forum were the Centre of the Study of complex problems of nature and environment of MGIMO University and the United Nations Association of Russia. The event brought together representatives of Russian and other European, American and Asian companies.

Participants on this major international event had the opportunity to examine the components of creating the sustainable agriculture, to demonstrate the experience of the sustainable development and its advantages in the field of use of aquatic resources and in the fishery industry, to discuss resource-saving technologies and prospects of cooperation between national economies, etc.

The main idea of the sustainable development is the production of high quality organic products using methods that do not cause a threat to the environment.

The project chosen to offset forum’s greenhouse gas emissions is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT), which invests in preserving standing rainforest, using the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) methodology. Located in the Para region of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest, the Project Area consists of 177,899 hectares of outstanding flora and fauna.

The Project’s main objective is to avoid and prevent unplanned deforestation of high conservation value rainforest, thus preventing net emissions of more than 20 Million tCO2e over the project’s 40-year lifetime. It also supports 130 families who live and practice subsistence farming within the Project area and provides protected habitat for vulnerable animals including the Giant Anteater, Pearly Parakeet and Black-handed Tamarin.