Cumare Carbon Project

Sequestering Carbon and Conserving Nature in Colombia

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Afforestation and Investment in Critical Forest and Infrastructure

Using afforestation and best forestry practice, this project aims to regenerate, preserve and safeguard 10,673 ha of carbon-sequestering forest and transition from extensive livestock production to sustainable forest plantations.  The project activities will preserve and reforest critical forest while improving infrastructure, providing environmental education, and supporting sustainable forestry investment in the region.

 

Without this project, unsustainable practices would lead to further forest and land degradation as the area is highly vulnerable to deforestation from extensive grazing, the timber industry, and other unsustainable agricultural practices. The project area is rich in biodiversity and includes lagoons and watercourses, so protecting and monitoring the site also works to conserve many species of flora and fauna. The project is expected to capture a maximum of 2,940,433 tCO2e during a period of 100 years while also contributing significantly to the region’s sustainable development.

Project Status:

VCS Registered

Location:

San Martin – Colombia

Size

10,673 hectares

Project Type:

ARR (Afforestation, Regeneration, Revegetation)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

21,249 Tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

01/11/2016 – 31/10/2116 

Community Impact:

Poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project provides biodiversity benefits by restoring degraded ecosystems together with sustainable co-benefits for the local communities and includes, in addition to carbon sequestration:

ENVIRONMENT 

The project has also implemented several programs that work to protect the forest and all the species that call it home. A Forest Fire Protection Brigade helps prevent forest fires and minimise the fire risks the region is prone to. An Erosion Control Program identifies, categorises, maps, and monitors erosion risks, proposing conservation efforts based on the type of erosion that occurs to ensure its being curbed effectively.

 

WILDLIFE PRESERVATION

The project also includes wildlife monitoring to ensure species health and well-being is increasing and to safeguard the habitats of pumas, jaguars, palm bears, and tapirs along with many species of reptile, insect, and mammal native to the region.

 

COMMUNITY & INFRASTRUCTURE

Local infrastructure is supported  by improving critical roads and performing key maintenance tasks on public and community buildings. The project also supports local healthcare initiatives, providing medical equipment and supplies as well as supporting initiatives that provide environmental education for local communities. Working with schools, this project supports school gardens and fishing farms while also donating supplies and materials for school repairs and maintenance.

Verification

This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard. 

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 13: Climate Action

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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 

 

She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.