‘Carbon credits’ often reward industry or large landowners for reducing greenhouse gases, but could such programmes be designed to help the rural poor preserve the ecosystems they rely on? This project established the first community-based carbon credit project for mangroves - demonstrating how to run such schemes and channel funds back to local villages, whilst meeting the expectations of the international carbon market. It mapped out the potential value of mangroves across Kenya, and is talking with officials about how the Swahili Seas...
Bangalore - Karnataka
Kalyani, West Bengal