Invest in the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (Borneo)
Rimba Raya was the first validated REDD+ project under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and helped define the criteria by which all projects are measured. Rimba Raya was also the first REDD+ forest-carbon project in the world to receive triple-gold validation under the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standard (CCBA).
Nearly the size of Singapore, Rimba Raya protects one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world. This critical biodiversity project was designed to conserve more than 91,000 hectares of tropical peat swampland. Located on Borneo’s south coast, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve protects an area rich with flora and fauna, including the endangered Bornean orangutan. It is the largest privately-funded orangutan sanctuary worldwide.
This project creates a buffer between government approved palm oil plantations and Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park. It is the largest REDD+ project globally, in terms of avoided emissions. Rimba Raya protects approximately 65,000 hectares of peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, resulting in more than 130 million tonnes of avoided carbon emissions.
Rimba Raya also develops programmes in surrounding villages improving lives for these locals. It proudly adheres to 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through education, employment and a more positive future outlook.
For more information on this project, please visit the Rimba Raya website.
Why purchase these carbon offsets?
It is estimated that the average Australian has a carbon footprint of over 15 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The bad news is, that’s well over the recommended maximum of 2 tonnes per person. And, while it’s important to reduce your energy, waste and water use, there’s only so much individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint in practical measures.
The good news is, carbon credits are a smart way to offset emissions and help cool down the planet. You can support clean energy, biodiversity and reforestation projects while offsetting your emissions by purchasing verified carbon credits.
Note: once you have purchased carbon credits from our website, we will be in touch to send you a Carbon Offset Certificate outlining how many carbon credits you have purchased and how many tonnes of emissions you have offset. All our carbon offsets are NCOS-approved and either Verified Carbon Standard or Gold Standard, sourced from authorised Australian carbon credit suppliers, Pangolin Associates.