Delta Blue Carbon

The World's Largest Mangrove Restoration Project


The world’s largest mangrove reforestation project that aims to mitigate the impact of climate change, protect biodiversity and improve livelihoods

The Delta Blue Carbon project is designed to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation, conserve and maintain biodiversity, improve livelihoods of local communities, ensure coastal areas protection and create alternative livelihoods. This is a 60-years project, which can continue for up to 100 years, for the afforestation, reforestation and revegetation of degraded tidal wetlands over an area of 350,000 hectares in the districts of Thatta and Sujawal in the Indus Delta Area, Sindh Province, Pakistan.

With over 75,000 hectares regenerated to date, resulting in the sequestration of 3,200,000 tCO2e, the project is estimated to remove over 142,000,000 GHG, over a 60 year period.

Blue Carbon involves capturing carbon in coastal wetlands, mainly mangroves, saltmarsh plants and seagrasses. These areas both sequester carbon and trap moving carbon, acting as filters before it reaches the sea. With this dual action, coastal wetlands can sequester carbon forty times faster than land forests. However, recent years have witnessed significant threats to mangrove ecosystems, primarily due to the demand for mangrove wood for fuel, fodder, and open-range grazing.

Project Status:

VCS Registered, CCB Under Verification


Sind, Pakistan


350,000 Hectares

Project Type:

ARR (Afforestation, Regeneration, Revegetation)

WRC (Wetlands Restoration & Conservation)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

2,407,629 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

19/02/2015 – 18/02/2075

Community Impact:

Improved sanitation, health and employment

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project provides biodiversity benefits that protect against deforestation together with sustainable benefits for the local communities and includes:



By revitalising the degraded coastal habitat and ensuring its long-term sustainability, the project activities will also yield substantial climate change adaptation benefits for the biodiversity in the region.



Conservation of the region’s wildlife which is home to 11 globally threatened species (according to the IUCN Red List), including the Indus River dolphin, the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, the Indian pangolin, the Fishing Cat and 38 fish species.



Provision of improved healthcare services for 15,100 local people.



Improved access to drinking water for over 400 people and providing access to improved sanitation and hygiene.



Quality education improves knowledge for 1,180 community members, including 380 students together with an emphasis on gender equality with 5,000 women expected to have improved livelihoods or income generated as a result of project activities and access to health services.



10,000 local community members have been hired as part of the project, with 43,000 people expected to benefit with support for food security, increased fisheries production and more sustainable agricultural practices.

Captura de Tela 2023-09-05 às 15.45.21
(c) SCB Group 2023


Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon 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 4: Quality Education

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

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.