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Trees for Global Benefits (TGB) is a cooperative carbon offsetting scheme which combines community-led activities to increase carbon sequestration with performance-based payments for farmers.
Trees for Global Benefits is designed as a cooperative community–based carbon offset scheme with livelihood components emphasising sustainable land-use practices.
The project operates as a market-based solution that reduces unsustainable exploitation of forest resources and the decline of ecosystem quality, while diversifying and increasing incomes for rural farmers and their families.
TGB combines carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvements through small-scale, farmer-led, agroforestry projects and ecosystem services by linking rural farmers to the international ecosystem service markets. The TGB scheme operates as a Programme of Activities (PoA), to enable scaling up through the design of new activities and the recruitment of new farming communities.
In addition to farmers’ direct payments for planting trees and climate mitigation, the project contributes to income stability, food security, and fuel security at community level.
|ABOUT THE PROJECT|
Uganda - Albertine Rift: Bushenyi, Hoima, Masindi and Kasese districts, and Mt Elgon region: Mbale, Manafwa, Bududa, Sironko and Bulambuli districts
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May 2016| On the 6th May 2016 ECOTRUST hosted a stakeholders' event to provide an update on its initiatives undertaken in the year 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala. Under the theme Effectiveness & Efficiency in Conservation Financing, this year's event focused on the progress towards capitalization of the ECOTRUST Endowment Fund.
October 2013 | Trees for Global Benefits wins Low Carbon SEED award! Founded in 2002 by UNEP, UNDP, and IUCN, SEED awards identify and support innovative locally driven start-up enterprises that integrate social, environmental and economic benefits into their business models. Read more about the awards here.
March 2015 | Trees for Global Benefits hosted an ESPA Conference, organized under the theme “Improving Livelihoods and Restoring Ecosystems’ on the 25th of March, 2015 at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala which was attended by 170 national and international guests.