|Across both the Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project (LZRP) and the Luangwa Community Forests Project (LCFP) BCP, together with Zambian Government and our community partners, benefits a total of 225,000 people, and enhances the livelihoods of over 37,000 households from forest carbon fees, employment, and livelihood support. All the while protecting one of Africa’s largest biodiversity corridors. |
In 2020 and 2021, while the Zambian economy is estimated to have contracted by 1.2% and thousands of jobs have been lost as a result of Covid-19, the LCFP has injected direct cash payments of $4.76 million dollars into the 12 Chiefdoms that partner with BCP under the LCFP. Under REDD+’s proven mechanism of benefit sharing, we are bringing life-changing impacts to our community partners when they need it the most!
Conserving almost 535 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both of BCP’s REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, The world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! The LZRP is Africa’s first Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance Triple Gold Project (CCBA), with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the CCB Standard for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits, while the LCFP has achieved CCB Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. BCP is also a proud member of the B Corporation global community, scoring in the top 0.5% globally.