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25.04.2018 | Group
Since the end of 2017, to counterbalance our irreducible emissions, the Group has subscribed to one carbon-offset program: the Kasigau project of Wildlife Works. This program for preserving and restoring 500,000 acres of forest in Kenya also funds access to care, water and education for the local people.
Each year more than 35m acres of forest are burned, releasing billions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, that was stored in the trees. After burning fossil fuels, the destruction of forests is the second largest source of CO2 emissions that cause climate change. Since 2010, BNP Paribas has supported the Wildlife Works, Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project, a vital forest conservation project located in South Western, Kenya. Wildlife Works has shown the community a more sustainable way to produce nutritious crops without the need to clear more trees. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation; the plus sign relates to benefits for the local community and biodivercity.
Photos ©Lisa Kristine / Wildlife Works