The island of Borneo holds vast areas of tropical rainforest. The undisturbed virgin jungles within are home to the world’s tallest tropical rainforests and house a large number of endangered and indigenous species. In recent years, the establishment of oil palm plantations together with harvesting pressures have resulted in rapid rates of deforestation threatening the rich biodiversity in the area. In Sabah (the Malaysian part of Borneo), Face the Future has been undertaking a rainforest rehabilitation project since the early 1990’s which aims to re-establish forests through Improved Forest Management (IFM) activities. Thus far, over 11.000 hectares of rainforest have been restored.
The climate benefits of the projects are validated according to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), resulting in high quality carbon credits.
Recently Dr Glen Reynolds from The Royal Society in South East Asia had this to say about our project.”
Location: Infapro area, Lahad Datu District, State of Sabah, Malaysia Project type: Improved Forest Management Biome: Tropical Rainforest Hecatares: 25.000 Total emission reductions: >100.000 per year Status: In implementation Standard: VCS Verifier: SCS Crediting period: 30 years Methodology: VCS AFOLU IFM: Rehabilitation of logged over dipterocarp forest Developer: Face the Future Project participant: Yayasan Sabah Foundation, Face the Future
Carbon credits: The project is registered under the VCS and the first tranche of appr. 500.000 VCUs have been issued in September 2011, covering a vintage period of 2007-2010. Interested in buying carbon credits? Please send your inquires to email@example.com. Project investment opportunities: Face the Future seeks investors who are interested in taking part in expanding the rehabilitation and regeneration of new areas in INFAPRO, which will result in further biodiversity and carbon sequestration benefits. Of the 25.000 ha VCS boundary, 13.000 hectares remain to be rehabilitated. Our current capacity is 1.000 ha per year. Inquires and more information via firstname.lastname@example.org.