Mai Ndombe REDD+

CO2 per capita

Type: Carbon Offset

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Intervention: Avoided Deforestation REDD+
Verification: Verra, CCB

Mai Ndombe protects over 250,000 hectares within the world's second largest intact rainforest, the Congo. The rainforest is home to the bonobo, the endangered great ape that is humankind’s closest relative and found only in the Congo Basin, the endangered forest elephant, and the hippopotamus.

A mix of tropical and swamp forests, the project area is also part of the globally significant Lac Tele-Lac Tumba landscape, one of the most important wetlands in the world and the largest freshwater area on the African continent.

The project also empowers communities in one of the world’s most impoverished countries by creating a pathway to low-carbon economic development, agricultural and economic diversification, education, and healthcare.

Per capita CO2 Emissions by Country

By default, we reference per capita CO2 emissions for the United States when providing estimates concerning the percentage of your footprint that will be offset with each investment. To reference the per capita CO2 emissions for other countries, please see the table below.