Support for GoodPlanet
Since 2010, 180 852 € have been donated to Action Carbone and have made possible the undertaking of 3 projects participating in the fight against climate change:
- The creation of biogas tanks in India with the 2010 funds
- The community reforestation in Colombia with 2011 funds
- The reforestation and agroforestry gardens in Ecuador with the 2012 -2015 funds.
The creation of biogas tanks in India
In 2010, the LINKBYNET ecoparticipation programme has supported the construction project of Biogas tanks in India.
This Biogas reservoir project in India is led by Action Carbone in partnership with the indian NGO SKG Sangha. This project aims at providing several thousands of indian rural families with biogas reservoirs to produce methane through the decomposition of animal excretions. This biogas (methane) gives the possibility to beneficiating families to satisfy their energy needs (cooking and supplement lighting) in a sustainable and clean way ( reduction of the consumption and chopping of wood, hence reduction of emission of greenhouse effect gases). The residues are then mixed with straw and digested by earthworms to produce compost. The local sale of this compost ensures a 50% revenue increase for participating families. (Source: Annual 2010 Action Carbone programme)
In 2010, more than 850 beneficiairies have been trained to the use of vermi-compost biogas reservoirs and 1300 bio-digestors have been mounted. The set-ups and trainings have been carried on in 2011 to achieve an amount of 3 121 families equipped.
- 1816 biogas reservoirs built (3 121 eventually)
- A mean of 6 tons of CO2 avoided per year per reservoir, i.e about 18 700 tons of CO2 avoided per year on all 3 projects.
- More than 18 000 direct beneficiairies (eventually)
Communitarian reforestation in Columbia
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest chain of coastal mountains in the world. But 78% of its forest cover has already disappeared and the survival of the local indigenous populations, the Kogis indians is dangerously threatened.
The project consists of the financial repurchase of degraded parcels of land and restitution of these to Indian Kogis so that they can accompany their natural regeneration. The climatic conditions of the region, allow, depending on the number of hectares regained, the entrapping of several tens of thousands of tons of CO2 over a period of ten years thanks to the very rapid ecosystem regeneration. The project also aims at improving the quality of the soils and preserve the exceptional biodiversity of the region.
This programme has directly impacted 300 Kogis families.
It has permitted the restitution of 96 hectares of land to Kogis in 2010.
Reforestation and agroforestry gardens in Ecuador
In equatorian Amazonia, the deforestation process is in constant progress. The deforestation rate there is of 2,8%, one of the highest of the whole of South America which corresponds to the disappearance of nearly 18 400 ha/yr.
The demographic growth and the economic growth combined to pricefall of traditional species such as cocoa and coffee have led to the deterioration of the lifestyle conditions of indigenous Kichwas populations and their cultivation mode. They have gradually given up their traditional cultivation mode which is associated to agroforestry for monoculture and pasture, overexploiting their resources and accentuating deforestation.
The set-up of an agroforestry model makes it possible to restore degraded zones and at the same time improve the standard of living of indigenous populations.
140 farmers have beneficiated from this monitoring. In 2014, 55 000 trees, amongst which several fruit trees, have been produced in 22 nurseries.
Carbon compensation with PlanetAir
Since 2014, funds collected for canadian eco-participation have been re-injected into PlanetAir's project of efficient ovens and edible water filtration in Kenya.
PlanetAir proposes its services in favour of the reduction of climatic impact, mostly through the purchase of carbon-credit by supporting accountable projects. Since 2014, CAD $1500 have been collected thanks to canadian clients.