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# Pax Natura

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The Pax Natura Foundation brings into focus humanity's declaration of Peace With Nature. This portal will enable you to preserve tropical rainforest through carbon offsets. Please join this Pax Natura Portal and contribute to a powerful community.

Preserving biodiversity in the rainforest may very well be the key to our own preservation. A global reformation is steadily growing. In wealthy and impoverished nations alike, private citizens, corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations are forming partnerships and protecting millions of acres of land that encapsulate the wisdom of history and hope for the future of life.    READ MORE »

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Avoided Deforestation Accounting Principles Last Updated on 2008-01-08 23:32:48 1. Defining the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment Boundary    a. FUNDECOR has defined the project boundary and conducted an initial five-year baseline study based upon the six Life Zones according to the Holdrige Classification System. The project baseline was calculated from the cover studies conducted in the country for the years 2000-2005 which made it possible to identify the gross and net rate of deforestation in the area. PES contracts were executed and monitored in the area and administered by FONAFIFO. 2. Estimating the Baseline GHG Removals     a. Potential leakage from secondary effects are considered minimal primarily due to the national monitoring and verification methodologies implemented by the government agency FONAFIFO. For example, upstream and downstream effects such as deforestation in other areas not under PES protection are considered... More »
Why Carbon Finance Makes Sense for Forests Last Updated on 2008-01-08 00:00:00 Forests may play a relatively small role in mitigating climate change, but climate change mitigation could play a large role in financing forest maintenance. Among the potential environmental services of forests, carbon sequestration has the widest applicability. That is because any action that keeps a ton of carbon out of the atmosphere has the same climatic impact no matter where it occurs. In contrast, many of the environmental services enumerated by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment are location-specific and idiosyncratic: eco-tourism, hydrological regulation, or maintenance of globally significant biodiversity. Carbon payments might provide significant benefits to tropical countries. Sathaye and others find that over 40 years, paying $10 per ton of carbon (rising with the inflation rate) would have a net present value of$150 billion in payments to developing countries for... More »