CCB project

The Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project

The Philippines is one of the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots. Indeed the limited livelihood opportunity has forced the marginalized community to resort to unsustainable use of forestlands and its resources. This has resulted in the fragmentation of the forest that threatens the endemic and threatened species of plants and animals and the integrity of the watersheds, which may be further compounded by the unpredictable impacts of climate change.

To reverse the negative trends, Conservation International (CI) has initiated conservation projects within the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape (PPLS), a protected area located at the heart of Sierra Madre Mountains, in partnership with local NGOs, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Local Government Unit of Peñablanca (LGU).

The project’s goal is to uplift the community’s human well-being and aims to reduce their dependence on the unsustainable use of their natural resources. It promote forest restoration, forest and biodiversity conservation, and alternative livelihood through reforestation, enhancement planting and agro-forestry.

The Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project aims at bringing multiple benefits to the community and to the environment. To ensure that the project can achieve its ambitious goal, the project has been designed along the Community, Climate and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards.

The net positive climate impacts have been analyzed within the project document and the EX-ACT tool.



Project results
(in t eq-CO2)

EX-ACT results
(in t eq-CO2)

Total carbon balance

- 366 524

- 383 797