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EUPOR GRAS24 Carbon removal via European Reforestation fields preventing desertification at 51ha in northern Portugal

EUPOR GRAS24 Carbon removal via European Reforestation fields preventing desertification at 51ha in northern Portugal

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Scave, a Dutch company, is exited to share the latest biodiverse and socially impactful project!  They have acquired 188 hectares of abandoned land in the village of Cidadelhe in Portugal. With 51 hectares dedicated to agroforestry and the remaining 137 hectares afforested to make the whole region more climate-resilient and ensure long-term carbon storage. By purchasing the high-quality carbon credits, you can help combat desertification, promote environmental regeneration, and support employment opportunities for the residents of Cidadelhe. Join them in their mission to create a more biodiverse future while supporting rural communities. Buy the carbon credits today and make a positive impact on both the environment and society!

Desertification isthe process by which vegetation in drylands i.e. arid and semi-arid lands, such as grasslands or shrublands, decreases and eventually disappears.

Afforestation is the climate friendliest way to sequester CO2, with high levels of CO2 sequestration and oxygen production. Combining it with Regenerative Agroforestry creates numerous benefits in food production and nature conservation. Both rapidly sequesters carbon in biomass and the soil. 

Afforestation creates water, holds water in the soil, prevents erosion and regenerates the soil. Adding regenerative agroforestry also provides food and more jobs. Trees only have to be planted once for the next 60 to 400 years. If we make sure some of these trees provide food and other benefits we can afford to maintain our role as caretakers of this land for generations.

Scave’s carbon strategy is based on the syntropic agroforestry. The soil of the Portugal sites has a high potential for storing carbon. The baseline data of the soil points out that at start it had a low amount of Carbon.

What makes this location unique is that on the Iberian Peninsula we are fighting desertification and so far the desert is winning. They are working every day to make a little part of the frontier against this process survive. Buying the carbon removal credits will allow them to scale and continue this good work.

Additional Benefits

Agroforestry holds water and makes the earth more resistant to floods and droughts. 

The growth of biodiversity contributes to healthier soil and nutritious food production 

Jobs generation in rural destinations reversing migration towards the city 

Combining trees, crops, and livestock can increase output by a factor of 1,3-6x. 

Enhanced crop system design reduces reliance on fertilizers.

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  • CO2 removal

    Amount of carbon removed:

    60272 tCO2e

    (= x1000 kg CO2 emitted)

  • Registry / Verification

    Registry: ONCRA


    Status: Registered


    Verification number: SCV-P02-A

  • Other information

  • Objectives

    1. Carbon removal via European Reforestation fields preventing desertification
  • Sustainable Development Goals

    • 6: Clean water and sanitation
    • 13: Climate action
    • 15: Life on land
    • 8: Decent work and economic growth
    • 2: Zero hunger (No hunger)
    United Nations SDGs 
  • Project

    Project Manager:

    • Maurice Mulder



    • Available




  • Cidadelhe in Portugal

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  • Local Management

    Scave, Zandweg 26
    3544 AA Utrecht


Sustainable Development Goals

1: No poverty

There are many reasons, but in short, because as human beings, our well- being is linked to each other. Growing inequality is detrimental to economic growth and undermines social cohesion, increas- ing political and social tensions and, in some circumstances, driving instability and conflicts.

The private sector has a major role to play in determining whether the growth it creates is inclusive and contributes to poverty reduction. It can promote economic opportunities for the poor.

5: Gender equality

Regardless of where you live in, gender equality is a fundamental human right. Advancing gender equality is critical to all areas of a healthy society, from reducing poverty to promoting the health, education, protection and the well-being of girls and boys.

We fund education campaigns to curb cultural practices like female genital mutilation and change harmful laws that limit the rights of women and girls and prevent them from achieving their full potential.

8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8 is about promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Decent work means opportunities for everyone to get work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration. A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress.

Providing youth the best opportunity to transition to a decent job calls for investing in education and training of the highest possible quality, providing youth with skills that match labour market demands, giving them access to social protection and basic services regardless of their contract type, as well as leveling the playing field so that all aspiring youth can attain productive employment regardless of their gender, income level or socio-economic background.

Governments can work to build dynamic, sustainable, innovative and people-centred economies, promoting youth employment and women’s economic empowerment, in particular, and decent work for all.

Implementing adequate health and safety measures and promoting supportive working environments are fundamental to protecting the safety of workers, especially relevant for health workers and those providing essential services.

13: Climate action

very person, in every country in every continent will be impacted in some shape or form by climate change. There is a climate cataclysm looming, and we are underprepared for what this could mean.

Businesses and investors need to ensure emissions are lowered, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes economic and business sense as well.

15: Life on land

Goal 15 is about conserving life on land. It is to protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and stop biodiversity loss.