By drawing carbon out of the atmosphere and sequestering it in soils and vegetation, large-scale landscape restoration can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, helping us to meet global temperature targets and secure our future on planet Earth.
With the right safeguards, carbon finance – which involves the buying and selling of carbon credits – can help facilitate the transition to more resilient and healthier landscapes by funding landscape restoration – and other nature-based – initiatives that sequester carbon.
Through generating carbon credits for greenhouse gas emissions that have been reduced or sequestered (drawn down and stored), individuals and organisations can offset a portion of their carbon footprint to achieve their sustainability objectives. At the same time, revenue from carbon credits can be directed towards landscape restoration initiatives that improve the livelihoods of communities.
Read more about our cookstoves project in Zambia and explore all of Commonland’s carbon initiatives.