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Mpingo REDD+ Pilot Project

LTS recently conducted a technical and financial feasibility assessment for the Mpingo REDD+ Pilot Project, financed by the Government of Norway and implemented by the Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative, an NGO, and a number of village communities in Kilwa District, Tanzania. The project aims for carbon offset certification with the Verified Carbon Standard and seeks to achieve biomass regeneration of miombo forests, and to avoid biomass degradation, through fire management. The LTS and Value for Nature team developed a REDD feasibility report outlining baseline and project scenarios and an analysis of their implications for methodological issues such as the baseline quantification approach; stratification; monitoring; leakage; and project emissions, among others. The project’s feasibility was also calculated through comparing its potential costs and revenues and drawing conclusions towards its overall technical and financial feasibility, taking risks into account. The next phase of the project will include the development of a REDD+ methodology for fire management regimes.

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