Pauline explains TGB’s multi-faceted, local, and global benefits to COTAP.org founder Tim Whitley. Part 1 covers the project’s accomplishments and how direct income benefits farmers, with a focus on health.
In Part 2, Pauline explains how TGB’s many small landholdings reduce performance and fire risk and how the project complements the Uganda National Forest Authority’s work. In addition, Pauline describes how focusing on native species ensures additionality, explains what goes into TGB’s CO2 sequestration calculation model, and tells us why more established and competing options like eucalyptus and pine are bad for biodiversity.
COTAP founder Tim Whitley kicks off Part 3 with the topic of TGB’s “additionality,” one of several critical attributes which separates certified carbon projects from non-certified carbon projects and traditional tree planting/forest protection programs. Pauline explains how TGB helps smallholder farmers obtain formal recognition of their land holdings, the Constitution Amendment Bill of 2017 in Ugandan Parliament, and Ecotrust’s Community Carbon Fund (CCF).