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Region: North America
Project type: Forestry and landscapes
The project aims to reforest one million acres of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, an area which was once covered by 22 million acres of dense forest. As a result of sustained deforestation and agricultural land use conversion over the last 50 years, less than 20% of this forest remains. Landowners who voluntarily enrol in the project commit to planting and protecting trees, reducing an estimated 200 tonnes CO2 equivalent per acre. The project creates revenue for participants, brings jobs to the area, and enhances local water quality and biodiversity.
In addition to delivering approximately 350,000 tonnes of emissions reductions annually to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include: