This year in May tree planting has begun on over 1,000 hectares of former pastureland in northern Costa Rica for the first carbon removal project. Young forests will grow there and capture more than 600,000 tons of CO₂ over 40 years.
The project supports the restoration of a near-natural rainforest and benefits the diversity of wildlife, the quality of water, and the local people through jobs.
according to the Gold Standard
tons of CO₂ to be captured
hectares of pastureland