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  2. Carbon offsetting project types

Can carbon offset projects benefit local communities beyond emissions reduction?

Yes, carbon offset projects can provide benefits beyond emissions reduction, known as co-benefits, which contribute to holistic sustainability. These projects can have positive impacts on local communities and ecosystems. DGB Group’s projects focus on all of these benefits, making them truly impactful and beneficial for local communities:

  • Biodiversity conservation: Our afforestation and reforestation projects help protect and restore biodiversity and create vital habitats for wildlife.
  • Sustainable development: Our projects offer job opportunities, improve infrastructure, and enhance livelihoods in local communities.
  • Economic opportunities: Local communities may participate in our project activities, leading to income generation.
  • Community engagement: Our projects involve local communities in decision-making, promoting cooperation and empowerment.
  • Education: Our projects include workshops, training, and education programmes, improving community environmental knowledge and education.
  • Environmental resilience: Our ecosystem restoration projects can enhance the resilience of communities to environmental impacts.
  • Health and wellbeing: Our projects offer improved air quality, better cookstoves, and access to green spaces, contributing to better community health.
Cultural preservation: Our projects aim to support traditional practices and cultural heritage.