Machu Picchu Carbon Neutral with carbon credits from BAM’s REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions project


For the second year, Machu Picchu obtained the Green Initiative’s Carbon Neutral certification by offsetting its emissions with carbon credits generated by BAM’s REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions project, after reducing its carbon footprint by promoting best practices in waste management, implementing ecological restoration actions, and using electric mobility, among other activities.

Machu Picchu’s carbon footprint has been offset with carbon credits generated by the REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions conservation project, which protects +600,000 hectares of unique megadiverse forests together with +800 partner Brazil nut producing families in Madre de Dios, Peru.

This important achievement maintains Machu Picchu as the first Carbon Neutral Wonder of the World, thanks to the efforts and collaboration of various public and private organizations committed to sustainability. Among the participants in the certification process were the Municipality of Machu Picchu, Grupo Aje, Tetra Pak, World Xchange, Bosques Amazónicos (BAM), Green Iniciative, Luz del Sur, Promperú and the National Chamber of Tourism.

“Machu Picchu is the first wonder of the modern world to be re-certified as Carbon Neutral, making it a world reference and demonstrating that with coordinated and inter-institutional work it is possible to achieve great goals. BAM reaffirms its vision by being part of this process by offsetting its carbon footprint,” says Juan Carlos Flores, BAM’s New Project Origination Manager.

Machu Picchu’s commitment to sustainability has generated worldwide recognition and serves as an inspiration for other tourist destinations to join the fight against climate change. It also creates an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of our Amazon region through carbon credits from projects such as REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions, which protects more than 600,000 hectares of unique forests, together with +800 concessionaire families in Madre de Dios, Peru.

More about REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions

REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions conservation project, developed by the Peruvian company Bosques Amazónicos (BAM) together with +800 concessionaire families in Madre de Dios, protects +600,000 hectares of forests unique in the world: the Brazil nut forests. For +14 years, BAM and the concessionaire families have been working together to protect the forests and their biodiversity from the growing threats of deforestation affecting the region. How? By promoting sustainable economic development in harmony with the environment and providing better life opportunities for the local community. Also, by implementing diverse strategies for monitoring and controlling forests and protecting Amazonian biodiversity.

REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions is one of the most relevant private REDD+ projects worldwide due to its social and environmental impact.

For more details, download the REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions Annual Report 2023 here.

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