IIED Briefing on Plan Vivo Projects in the SDG context
Ina Porras, Senior Researcher at IIED, recently published a briefing paper examining the relationship between carbon investors and smallholders in the context of the Plan Vivo system. She examined how Plan Vivo projects offer PV certificate buyers an opportunity to align their carbon offsetting efforts with the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Many Plan Vivo projects already contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in terms of poverty alleviation, food security, opportunities for growth, providing sustainable energy, as well as biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation. Moreover, the Plan Vivo system provides a framework for international cooperation, allowing different stakeholders to align their goals with local solutions for rural communities and smallholders.