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The Rainforest Standard Presentation

November 3, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro
Rainforest

Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro invites you to attend a formal presentation of THE RAINFOREST STANDARD (RFS) - a standardized methodology for the development of forest carbon projects, consisting of protocols that produce marketable carbon credits derived from the reduction of forest carbon emissions. 

Professors Don J. Melnick and Jim Warfield, directors of the Center for Environment, Economy, and Society (CEES), who coordinated the preparation of THE RAINFOREST STANDARD, will lead the presentation that is targeted at companies and agencies interested in knowing the best way of acquiring carbon credits forest in protected areas. 

The RAINFOREST STANDARD was created in Brazil in 2008 and was released in 2012 in the occasion of the Rio + 20. It was produced by the Columbia University Centre for Environment, Economy, and Society (CEES), with the participation of the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO) and 4 others Environmental Funds in Latin America specialized in rainforest. 

To learn more about THE RAINFOREST STANDARD for Protected Areas, visit http://cees.columbia.edu . Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) contributed to the project that is currently being applied as a demonstration project on a Unit Conservation in the Amazon and Tapajós-Arapiuns Reserve with an area of  more than 650,000 hectares.