Trees for Global Benefit
Offers carbon offsetting scheme that links farmers to the voluntary carbon market.
Trees for Global Beneﬁt reduces unsustainable exploitation of the forest, while diversifying and increasing incomes for rural farmers. Through tree-planting, the enterprise generates Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) certiﬁcates, which are sold using the Plan Vivo System. Tree-planting includes mixed woodlots and fruit orchards, which provide high revenues. All activities are technically speciﬁed, making it possible to calculate the carbon credits expected from each farm. The Plan Vivo Foundation can then issue certiﬁcates in advance through the environmental market registry.
Plan Vivo Foundation manages the system through which carbon emissions are veriﬁed and VERs certiﬁcates issued.
Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) coordinates the generating of VERs certiﬁcates, trains participants and manages carbon assets.
Tree Talk – Straight Talk Foundation promotes the enterprise and provides extension services, including pest control and such like.
Bitereko Women’s Group mobilises farming households to participate in the enterprise.
The 2013 SEED Low Carbon Awards are supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).